So we had started a little tribute to each of these painters when it somehow made sense to show them together.  The connection is not easy to explain.  Ivon is all about colour—-beautiful fruit-paint, good enough to eat.  Pierre is in love with BLACK on white.  Vigorous, confident, and also physically beautiful.

Still, it seemed that they should meet, so we introduce them to each other here.  This is their conversation.

Ivon Hitchens: b. 3 March 1893 – d. 29 August 1979  England

Pierre Soulages: b. 24 December 1919

Ivon Hitchens  Divided Oak Tree No. 2 1958

Pierre Soulages  19 Juin 1963

 

Ivon Hitchens poppies and buds

 

Soulages   26 Juin 1999

 

IH–oh my

PS  17 November  2008

 

Ivon H, An early post-war work, Drive Gates 1946

 

M Soulages, incroyable, makes you shake and re-think what anything else means

 

Mr Hitchens, Red Centre

 

Nice, M Soulages, very nice.

There’s a book about Ivon

There’s a book about Pierre.

 

This is painting.  These are painters.  They would know what to say to each other.  We think.

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