Student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier in 1955-1959, and that of Paris in 1962-63, Claude Viallat invents a neutral form in 1966, near a pallet or ossicles.
It will be one of the founders in 1969 of mouvementSupports / Surfaces, challenging traditional media of painting and release the canvas from its frame for painting on canvas free.
Composed of a hundred works, the exhibition traces the artist's early works today. It explores all the techniques and materials used by the artist, design drawings to the most monumental formats.
The exhibition also shows, for the first time, a selection of works from the collection of the artist's wife, Henriette Viallat made the early achievements of the painter.