Victor Hugo said: “in art there are no borders”. Indeed, art comes out of the imagination of the artist in question. It is the fusion between the real world and the imaginary world of the artist according to his vision of things which makes the work of art in question stand out. The work of art represents the perfect fusion between the material and immaterial world according to the imagination of the artist and his feeling towards his reality. It is through these drawings, in particular these engravings, that Claude Weisbuch has implemented his own vision of art and this is what has made his reputation.
Who was Claude Weisbuch really?
Claude Weisbuch is both a painter, a draftsman and an engraver who was born in Thionville, France on February 8, 1927. He died on April 13, 2014 and his grave rests with the greatest artists as it was in the Montparnasse Cemetery. He did his higher education at the Beaux-arts de Nancy. Following these studies, he obtained a position as a professor of engraving at the fine arts of Saint-Etienne. His career begins with the confidentiality. It is only in 1961 that he is recognized for his works, but the public is mainly focused on the line of Claude Weisbuchon at Estades
Why is Claude Weisbuch’s line so prized?
The art of engraving is what earned Claude Weisbuch the recognition of the art world. Indeed, Le Trait, which he engraved, is so particular that it still arouses the admiration of his peers today. If the line is so particular, it is because of the diversity of techniques used by Claude Weisbuch. Indeed, he uses lithography, drypoint and many other techniques. The line reflects the very feelings of the artist such as passion or speed. These works reflect this perfectly.
The major works of Claude Weisbuch
Claude Weisbuch wanted to be free in his art and thus not belong to any current of painting. It is within this framework that he has engraved numerous works that have earned him recognition in the art world today. His works are apparently unfinished sketches, but this should not be taken as a given. He stages the opera, the equestrian milieu of the dancers in a work that reflects all his passion. The line is engraved with speed and dexterity, it reflects perfectly the feeling of Claude Weisbuch.