The work of Claude Weisbuch
Claude Weisbuch’s work is characterized by movement, “the parsimony of colors”, but also by the choice of subjects . And ultimately it all reflects the liveliness of his mind.
Today, his work gives the impression of an “infinite study of movement”, and the term infinity is not chosen at random. Indeed, having reworked characters like the violinists ad infinitum, I think he knew his study of movement would never end.
An artist difficult to “classify”
Whether by subject of study or by period, trying to “put it into boxes” seems very pretentious. Even if in his beginnings he was inspired by major currents such as cubism or miserabilism, Claude Weisbuch spent his life making “Weisbuch”.
Indeed, although being of classical culture, its field of investigation seems to have no limits.
All the works above are early works (before 1960), we see the “marks” of the currents that influenced him.
Bibliophilic works, a common thread
If it is vain to want to “fit into boxes” Claude Weisbuch, each of his involvements in works marked a stopping point on the subject of the book. Thus, you will be able to notice that each of these dates corresponds to an influx of works, on the same theme as the book.
- 1965: Praise of the madness of Erasmus,
- 1966: Knight of the cart of Chrétien de Troyes,
- 1972: The Prince of Machiavelli,
- 1974: The Lost Forest,
- 1975: Letter to Doctor Dermeste,
- 1975: Space of the Scream,
- 1976: The Horla by Guy de Maupassant,
- 1981: The Devil in the Body,
- 1982: Leo Tolstoy’s Horse,
- 1984: Faust and the Second Faust,
- 1991: Dom Juan by Molière,
- 1994: Horace by Corneille,
- 2006: La Comedia dell’arte by Pierre-Louis Duchartre.
I will note, among other things, that the character series of the Comedia dell Arte in 2006, is very successful.
An arbitrary enumeration
Finally in short subjects of study, I noted, without comprehensive, a series of words and evocations, some of which are the titles of a work.
The characters and their movements
All his silhouettes, motion studies.
Circus, Equestrian Games and parade, the horse and the illustrations of the book of Tolstoy.
Mozart and Debussy, and its virtuosos in the salons of music room or at the opera.
The Comedia dell’Arte
Extraordinary pantomimes, the Great Century and its romanticism.
Dreams and myths
Icarus, legends, and biblical texts.
Salvador Allende, the comedy of the ridiculous or the speech of the useless, the vanity of the speech and the question to the Assembly, the Prince of Machiavelli in 1972.
Nicolas Poussin, Tiepolo, Goya, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rousseau, Voltaire and Diderot, the small Flemish portraits, the Horla of Maupassant.
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Do you have information on Claude Weisbuch Opera Series. Images and period work was
Yes I have some information as it is in front of me ; it is a nice portfolio of 6 engravings he made in 1990.
I’ll send you some more details on your email address.