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Claude Viallat, born in Nîmes in 1936, is a contemporary French painter. He trained as an artist at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier from 1955 to 1959, then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1962-1963, where he studied in Raymond Legueult's studio.

In 1966, Viallat adopted a process based on the use of prints, marking a radical break with lyrical and geometric abstraction through the technique known as All-over. He repeated a neutral form, neither natural nor geometric, on a free canvas without a stretcher, thus determining the composition of his works. In 1969, he became a founding member of the Supports/Surfaces group, a movement that challenged the traditional conventions of painting.

In addition to the success of his exhibitions in France, notably at the Centre Pompidou in 1982, and abroad, such as at the Venice Biennale in 1988, Claude Viallat has also devoted himself to teaching. He has taught at several art schools, including Nice, Limoges, Marseille and Nîmes (where he was director for many years), and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Claude Viallat's sculptures are rooted in contemporary Chinese culture, while at the same time offering a subtle and pertinent understanding of the West. His approach to painting is reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy, where the resulting harmony of form is also a harmony of gesture. To paint, Viallat crouches over his supports, transforming this gesture into genuine creative gymnastics. Viallat's work is to be understood as a single principle with multiple ramifications and necessary internal metamorphoses. In 'Fragments', published in 1976, he wrote: 'The notion of repetition, of series or repetitions, becomes a de facto necessity. [...] A canvas - a piece - alone is nothing; it is the process - a system - that is important.

Now retired, Claude Viallat continues his exploratory research, leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary art through his unique and innovative approach to painting.


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Painting, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$8,948

Print, Sans titre 6, Claude Viallat

Sans titre 6

Claude Viallat

Print - 117 x 51 cm Print - 46.1 x 20.1 inch

$1,118

Painting, 299/2021, Claude Viallat

299/2021

Claude Viallat

Painting - 50.5 x 126 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.9 x 49.6 x 0 inch

$13,422

Painting, 427/2019, Claude Viallat

427/2019

Claude Viallat

Painting - 61 x 180.5 x 0.5 cm Painting - 24 x 71.1 x 0.2 inch

$20,132

Painting, 037/1996, Claude Viallat

037/1996

Claude Viallat

Painting - 66 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 26 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$12,303

Painting, Sans titre n° 386, Claude Viallat

Sans titre n° 386

Claude Viallat

Painting - 163 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 64.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$30,087

Painting, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Painting - 263 x 150 x 2 cm Painting - 103.5 x 59.1 x 0.8 inch

$40,265

Print, Composition, Claude Viallat

Composition

Claude Viallat

Print - 59 x 59 cm Print - 23.2 x 23.2 inch

$1,007

Print, Sans titre 8, Claude Viallat

Sans titre 8

Claude Viallat

Print - 86 x 152 cm Print - 33.9 x 59.8 inch

$2,237

Painting, 414, Claude Viallat

414

Claude Viallat

Painting - 132 x 71 x 0.5 cm Painting - 52 x 28 x 0.2 inch

$20,692

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 24 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 23.8 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 23.8 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 23.8 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 24 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 24 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 23.3 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.2 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 24 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 24 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 24 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

$839

Print, Sans titre 9, Claude Viallat

Sans titre 9

Claude Viallat

Print - 158.9 x 135 cm Print - 62.6 x 53.1 inch

$2,349

Print, 14e Prix Jacques-Goddet, Claude Viallat

14e Prix Jacques-Goddet

Claude Viallat

Print - 43 x 31 cm Print - 16.9 x 12.2 inch

$548

Painting, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Painting - 170 x 200 x 1 cm Painting - 66.9 x 78.7 x 0.4 inch

$72,700

Print, 7e Prix Denis-Lalanne, Claude Viallat

7e Prix Denis-Lalanne

Claude Viallat

Print - 45 x 31 x 1 cm Print - 17.7 x 12.2 x 0.4 inch

$548

Painting, 2002/PP31, Claude Viallat

2002/PP31

Claude Viallat

Painting - 62 x 44.5 x 1 cm Painting - 24.4 x 17.5 x 0.4 inch

$6,711

Painting, 2014/PP044, Claude Viallat

2014/PP044

Claude Viallat

Painting - 102 x 90 x 1 cm Painting - 40.2 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch

$8,388

Painting, 2021/140, Claude Viallat

2021/140

Claude Viallat

Painting - 40 x 104 x 1 cm Painting - 15.7 x 40.9 x 0.4 inch

$16,777

Painting, 2003/PP113, Claude Viallat

2003/PP113

Claude Viallat

Painting - 100 x 70 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$10,066

Painting, 2021/380, Claude Viallat

2021/380

Claude Viallat

Painting - 143 x 153 x 1 cm Painting - 56.3 x 60.2 x 0.4 inch

$22,369

Painting, 2022/183, Claude Viallat

2022/183

Claude Viallat

Painting - 112 x 140 x 1 cm Painting - 44.1 x 55.1 x 0.4 inch

$22,369

Painting, 2002/182, Claude Viallat

2002/182

Claude Viallat

Painting - 165 x 198 x 1 cm Painting - 65 x 78 x 0.4 inch

$30,198

Painting, 2020/063, Claude Viallat

2020/063

Claude Viallat

Painting - 148.5 x 131 x 0.2 cm Painting - 58.5 x 51.6 x 0.1 inch

$25,725

Painting, 2021/432, Claude Viallat

2021/432

Claude Viallat

Painting - 124 x 81 cm Painting - 48.8 x 31.9 inch

$15,658

Painting, 227/2019, Claude Viallat

227/2019

Claude Viallat

Painting - 94 x 121 cm Painting - 37 x 47.6 inch

$16,777

Painting, 2003/056, Claude Viallat

2003/056

Claude Viallat

Painting - 268 x 196 cm Painting - 105.5 x 77.2 inch

$41,383

Print, Feria 1, Claude Viallat

Feria 1

Claude Viallat

Print - 58 x 46 cm Print - 22.8 x 18.1 inch

$979

Painting, N°279, Claude Viallat

N°279

Claude Viallat

Painting - 247 x 194 x 1.5 cm Painting - 97.2 x 76.4 x 0.6 inch

$39,146

Painting, 160/2021, Claude Viallat

160/2021

Claude Viallat

Painting - 237 x 144 cm Painting - 93.3 x 56.7 inch

$40,265

Painting, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Painting - 278 x 218 x 1 cm Painting - 109.4 x 85.8 x 0.4 inch

$50,331

Print, Éloge du jaune, Claude Viallat

Éloge du jaune

Claude Viallat

Print - 18 x 24 x 1 cm Print - 7.1 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch

$280

Painting, Acrylique sur papier peint, Claude Viallat

Acrylique sur papier peint

Claude Viallat

Painting - 103 x 53 x 1 cm Painting - 40.6 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch

$10,066

Print, Sans titre 10RV, Claude Viallat

Sans titre 10RV

Claude Viallat

Print - 110 x 70 x 1 cm Print - 43.3 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

$2,628

Print, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 69 x 69 cm Print - 27.2 x 27.2 inch

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Print, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 64.2 x 49.2 cm Print - 25.3 x 19.4 inch

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Print, Beauvoisin, Claude Viallat

Beauvoisin

Claude Viallat

Print - 63.5 x 50 x 0.25 cm Print - 25 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

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Print, Sans titre 5, Claude Viallat

Sans titre 5

Claude Viallat

Print - 121.5 x 112 x 0.2 cm Print - 47.8 x 44.1 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans Titre, Claude Viallat

Sans Titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 120 x 115 x 0.2 cm Print - 47.2 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans Titre, Claude Viallat

Sans Titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 120 x 115 x 0.2 cm Print - 47.2 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans - fond jaune, Claude Viallat

Sans - fond jaune

Claude Viallat

Print - 94.5 x 65 cm Print - 37.2 x 25.6 inch

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Print, Sans titre, Claude Viallat

Sans titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 121 x 115 x 0.2 cm Print - 47.6 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch

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Print, L'huma, Claude Viallat

L'huma

Claude Viallat

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.2 cm Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Sans-titre, Claude Viallat

Sans-titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 37.5 x 23.8 cm Print - 14.8 x 9.4 inch

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Print, Aubais, Claude Viallat

Aubais

Claude Viallat

Print - 60 x 50 x 0.5 cm Print - 23.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

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Painting, Composition abstraite, Claude Viallat

Composition abstraite

Claude Viallat

Painting - 103 x 103 x 2 cm Painting - 40.6 x 40.6 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Sans Titre, Claude Viallat

Sans Titre

Claude Viallat

Print - 62 x 48 x 1 cm Print - 24.4 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch

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Print, Sans titre #21., Claude Viallat

Sans titre #21.

Claude Viallat

Print - 20 x 48 cm Print - 7.9 x 18.9 inch

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Print, Sans titre #6, Claude Viallat

Sans titre #6

Claude Viallat

Print - 20 x 48 cm Print - 7.9 x 18.9 inch

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Painting, N°338, Claude Viallat

N°338

Claude Viallat

Painting - 183 x 80 x 1 cm Painting - 72 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

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Painting, N°257, Claude Viallat

N°257

Claude Viallat

Painting - 186 x 127 x 1.5 cm Painting - 73.2 x 50 x 0.6 inch

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1936