Through a window, here come the Azur of Cottavoz
Close to the apartment qu’occupa André Cottavoz painter on his arrival in Vallauris in 1962, at 15 rue Sicard, his son Florent installed a gallery.
Where one can admire the work of this great creator disappeared in July 2012 and which the city offered in 2005 a major retrospective at the Museum Magnelli.
A man who marked his brushstroke features of an environment, his.
Painter of the Lyon school and one in Paris, Cottavoz was particularly sensitive to the Mediterranean light that appeared on detours of its “marine” or still lifes.
also inspired by his travels to Venice, Rome or Tuscany, regarded in Japan as a master in the pictorial representation of bouquets of flowers, the creator painted only with a knife.
He displayed until its demise in his studio the way of Brusquets, an art of infinite richness and generosity, growing on the canvas a fleshy material yet knew lighten over the creations to earn even more lightness and brightness.
“I wanted to dedicate this space to the work of my father to show his talent and sensitivity,” says Florent Cottavoz who also installed in his gallery palette and easel painter with a beautiful portrait.
The Mediterranean as inspiration
It is through a first in black and color lithographs exhibition made Mourlot 1956 to the late 80s and other techniques used in conjunction with the workshops of Pierre Henry Chave or Baveria, we discover that Mediterranean world that inspired.
A Vallauris, Cottavoz is confronted course in ceramics and you can find interesting work decorated fruit of his collaboration with Roger Collet between 1962 and 1990 and with the Sassi Milici workshop in 2004 and 2005.
Meanwhile, Florent Cottavoz sets up a traveling exhibition entitled The palette, canvas and me which comprises 70 works whose theme is dictated by a 21-minute film that he himself realized between 1992 and 1994. A work that has never been designed and which is the basis of a better knowledge of the work of André Cottavoz.
“When I sign, the canvas is no longer mine,” said the painter.
Through the work of Florent inspired by filial love and admiration range, this unique creative universe is now open for the benefit of all lovers of beautiful paintings.