The work of Claude Weisbuch
Claude Weisbuch’s work is characterized by the movement in the line, in “the parsimony of the colors”, in action, but also in the choice of subjects. And finally this reflected the vivacity of his mind.
With submission, we could define it thus: “the endless study of the movement”, and the infinite term is not chosen at random. Indeed, for me it was a perpetual dissatisfied “100 times was recovering at work”.
So even if he reworked his characters like the violinists he munched tirelessly to satiety, I think he knew he has taken a step, but it had more to do…
Claude Weisbuch’s work: an arbitrary enumeration
Finally in short subjects of study, I noted, without comprehensive, a series of words and evocations, some of which are the titles of a work:
- the characters and their movements : all his silhouettes, motion studies;
- the show : circus, Equestrian Games and parade, the horse and the illustrations of the book of Tolstoy.
- Music : Mozart and Debussy, and its virtuosos in the salons of music room or at the opera.
- the Commedia dell’Arte : extraordinary pantomimes, the Great Century and its romanticism.
- dreams and myths : Icarus, legends, and biblical texts;
- politics : Salvador Allende, the comedy of the ridiculous or the speech of the useless, the vanity of the speech and the question to the Assembly, the Prince of Machiavelli in 1972;
- tributes to great men : Nicolas Poussin, Tiepolo, Goya, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rousseau, Voltaire and Diderot, the small Flemish portraits, the Horla of Maupassant;
Claude Weisbuch, a difficult to “classify” artist
By study subjects or by period, trying to establish a ranking has proved unsuccessful. Indeed, although being of classical culture, its field of investigation seems to have no limits.
The works of Bibliophily, a thread
If it’s vain to want to “get into boxes” the work of Claude Weisbuch, each of its implications in books shows us the best. Each of his works, it marked a break point on the subject of the book.
- 1966: Christian of Troyes, the Knight of the cart
- 1967: Erasmus, praise of folly
- 1974: Maurice Genevoix, the lost forest
- 1981: Raymond Radiguet, the devil inside
- 1982: Leo Tolstoy, the horse
- 1990: Molière, Don Juan
Among the works of Claude Weisbuch, there are also public picture books.
- 1995: Oscar Wilde, the soul of man