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AUBRUN, L’ABSOLUE PEINTURE

Octobre 2012 - 312 pages,
Les Cahiers dessinés.

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« I look at the windows of my studio. What I’m searching for is that feminine attribute, that mistiness. It changes. In the morning, the mist is heavier than the sky, but then little by little it all turns around and the sky weighs more than the mist. There is a breaking point. It’s very long, and it’s what I’m always looking for. And I’ve been looking at those same windows for forty years now. »

 

Articles and reviews

« François Aubrun, peintre à Saint-Joseph », in La Route Cézanne, Association Route-Cézanne du Tholonet, Le Tholonet, 2009

« François Aubrun, l’effacement » , by Nicolas Raboud, in Le Cahier dessiné n°4, Éditions Buchet/Chastel, Paris, 2004

Autour de Georges Duby, Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, Aix-en-Provence, Éditions Actes Sud, Arles, 1998

François Aubrun, by Georges Duby, photographies de Fulvio Roiter, Trévise, 1993

François Aubrun, ouvrage monographique, textes de Charles de Peretti, Denis Coutagne, Georges Duby, Jean-Marie Glaize, Georges Raillard, Jean-Michel Royer, Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, 1985

François Aubrun, peintures, by Georges Duby, Galerie La Prévôté, Aix-en-Provence, 1979

François Aubrun, peintures récentes, texte d’Henri Maldiney, Éditions de Beaune, Paris, 1970

Exhibition catalogues

François Aubrun, by Pascal Riou, Galerie Han Art, Montréal, 2001

François Aubrun, by Jacques Le Rider, Galerie Jean-Claude Riedel, Paris, 2001

Aubrun-sur-Saône, by Jean-Michel Royer, L'Embarcadère, Lyon, 1996

Extérieur Jour. Intérieur Lumière, by Frantz-André Burguet, L'Embarcadère, Lyon, 1996

Atelier François Aubrun, texte d'Henri Maldiney, Galerie Jean-Claude Riedel, Paris, 1990

François Aubrun. Paysage endormis. Natures mortes, by Georges Duby, Galerie Jean-Claude Riedel, Paris, 1987

Les Peintures récentes de François Aubrun : une passion pour la terre et la nature, by Daniel Bizien, Collège d'Échanges Contemporains, Saint-Maximin, 1977

François Aubrun, peintures, by Comby, Paris, 1977

François Aubrun, by Jacques Gandelin, La Galerie, Nîmes, 1976

François Aubrun, by Ferit Iscan, Galerie des Maîtres Contemporains, Aix-en-Provence, 1975

François Aubrun, by Jacques Lagrange, Galerie La Porte de Jade, Bruxelles, 1973

François Aubrun, Galerie 7, Paris, 1969

 

The book’s introduction consists of photos by Magali Koenig, taken five years before François Aubrun’s death. These are followed by 220 pages of paintings, as well as remarkable drawings.
The book concludes with a biography and overview of the work by Frédéric Pajak, appreciations by historian Georges Duby, philosopher Henri Maldiney, head curator of French museums Denis Coutagne, as well as by several friends including art historian Nicolas Raboud.

 

 

Below: the book being produced both at Tholonet and at the printers in Switzerland. All the works have been photographed and photo etched in their permanent settings using the original works.

 

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