The story behind
Born in Budapest in 1937, Janos Ber moved to Paris at the age of 20. His meeting with Simon Hantaï and his discovery of the American post-war school of painting marked a turning point in his art, as did the paintings and writing of Matisse. Here he tells the story of a certain Rosace, which has become a silk scarf: “The brush leaves a trail on a square of paper, traces of colour that follow in quick succession, converge, diverge, never forgetting the void that separates them, which are only there to bring the white to life with a breath, a heartbeat. It’s simple, too simple perhaps. The scissors slice, cut into two, gliding from one corner to the other […] reminding us of something, a flower, a rose… almost there, it’s a rose window!”

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