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Pierrette Bloch

Pierrette Bloch

Pierrette Bloch

Musée Jenisch Vevey


Gavillet & Rust/Piguet, Genève

Musumeci S.p.A., Quart

JRP | Ringier Kunstverlag AG, Zürich



An extensive catalogue in an unusually narrow landscape format presents works by the French painter Pierrette Bloch (b. 1928) dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. Between six essays with black-and-white illustrations, four long series of works are shown in which each painting appears alone on a single page or on a double-page spread. Pierrette Bloch worked with repetitive points and overlapping lines, often in monochrome black, and at times with red or greyish-brown tones. The book's design responds subtly to various aspects of her work : its format suggests her varying landscape formats ; the title in red type and the dense black font with pronounced curves used throughout the book take up her preferred colours and oft-used points ; and the slightly old-fashioned overall impression, to which the paper also contributes, situates the works in the period in which they were created. The layouts and typography appear conventional at first sight but include a few jarring details that contribute to the book's attractiveness.


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