Soulages

13
Jun,2019

The Soulages Century ©

This year the city of Rodez celebrates with pride the Soulages Century © as well as the 5 years of existence of the Museum of the same name. Seven themes will be deployed in the city,  focusing on monumental, musical, gastronomic, museum and urban art. The cathedral of Rodez meanwhile, will be wrapped with light with the talent of the artist Miguel Chevalier from the first days of August. The Soulages Museum in Rodez In the early 2000’s, a vote was held for the construction of the museum, which opened in May 2014. The construction of the building was entrusted to the Catalan cabinet RCR arquitectes (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta). The exteriors of the building deploy a belted corten steel façade, embellished with a rusty patina effect.         These tones of orange-brown remind us of the paper works with walnut husks of the secular artist. The vast architectural ensemble extends over more than 6000 square meters. Pierre Soulages, known for his outrageous canvases, his Chinese ink and his walnut  stains has also designed the drawings of the Foirail garden near the museum. The artist and his wife, Colette, will donate no less than 500