The Art Minute with Marie-Claude Bugeaud
This week, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is honoring an artist who uses painting to lead a battle between form and content, through luminous but never aggressive works.
Let's discover today a work by the artist Marie-Claude Bugeaud, soon to be found on the 2nd floor of our store.
Marie-Claude Bugeaud is a French artist and an important figure in contemporary abstract painting. Her paintings assert the vivacity of color, always in nuance. There, Marie-Claude Bugeaud applies her light strokes, her patterns, her undulations. The eye dances and accompanies the movement proposed by the painter.
For the work of Marie-Madeleine realized in 2009, the artist worked on a monochrome background of diluted color that suggests the whiteness of the canvas. This pale pink seems to echo the shade of the skin tone.
The title of the work, Marie Madeleine, came to the artist in reference to Donatello's sculpture for the Baptist in Florence. Although far from any figuration, the trembling of Marie-Claude Bugeaud's line refers a posteriori to the undulation of the statue's hair. The tracings draw a dancing form, moved by a dynamic vitality which lets glimpse the gesture of the painter. They propose a vibration, a rhythm which reveals the intensity of the color.