Jules Cavaillès  Research Center

Jules Cavaillès in Epineuil, 1975

Jules Cavaillès (1901-1977) together with Maurice Brianchon (1899-1979), André Planson (1898-1981), Christian Caillard (1899-1985), Roger Limouse (1894-1990), Raymond Legueult (1898-1971), Roland Oudot (1897-1981) and Kostia Terechkovitch (1902-1978) formed the group known as 'Painters of the poetic reality' (La réalité poétique).

Jules Cavaillès was a well known and talented painter - and very versatile: he worked in oils, gouache and pastel, and his subject matter featured figures, portraits, nudes, still-lifes, flowers, landscapes and animals.
His work is represented in many leading collections and museums, including the Modern Art Museum in Paris, and the museums in Toulouse, Albi, Marseilles, Chicago and Helsinki.

He composed and recomposed this selected reality at leisure, presenting it through objects gleaned like repositories of memories, and he infused his art with life thanks to pure colours stroked by a soft light. The decorations of his interiors are a reflection of childhood memories, imbued with a distinctive provincial Napoleon 111 character. These interiors are still marked by a kind of maternal warmth, an invitation to adopt an unhurried approach. His paintings of open windows are like a breath of fresh air; they are an open stage, reflecting a leisurely way of life, and create a mood of contemplation. Despite his delicate and lyrical touch, jules Cavaills manages to convey his tremendous lust for life in his paintings.   Read more >>


The Jules Cavaillès Research Center is currently preparing a catalogue of the complete works
(Catalogue raisonné) by Jules Cavaillès.
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