Montpellier / Death of Pierre Soulages: free weekend at the Fabre Museum

Montpellier / Death of Pierre Soulages: free weekend at the Fabre Museum

One of the five rooms that house the works of the late Pierre Soulages (©City of Montpellier)

Honor the memory Pierre Soulages, the great contemporary French painter Black and Outrenoir, who died on Wednesday aged 102, Fabre Museum of Montpellier opens its door free to the public this weekend on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October from 10am to 6pm.

“His remarkable works are presented in five dedicated rooms thanks to an exceptional gift 25 guns awarded by Pierre and Colette Soulages in 2005. On this occasion, the artist’s paintings will be presented through the words and images of his friends, artists and writers,” says the city of Montpellier.

“Portrait of the Artist”known for his abstract paintings in endless shades of black, will be posted on the facade of the Museum, on the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle and a condolence register will be made available to the public at the entrance.


A tribute that will satisfy all admirers of this century-old painter, who died a few days after the celebration oak wedding with his wife Colette. The date of his funeral, probably celebrated in Rodez, Aveyron, is not yet known.

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