Hayter et l’atelier du monde, entre surréalisme et abstraction
Born in England, the painter and engraver Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988) founded in Paris in 1927, an engraving workshop known as Atelier 17. Picasso, Miró, Tanguy, Masson but also Vieira da Silva and Giacometti, then many artists from different generations will explore engraving, a new space in their field of creation. For more than sixty years, Atelier 17 has proven to be a unique, transatlantic and cosmopolitan creative laboratory.
Around the work of Hayter, prints, paintings and sculptures, offers an immersion in the creative processes implemented by the artists of Atelier 17, from the work of carving the plate to experiments in inking and printing. The works of nearly seventy avant-garde modernist artists are on display in the exhibition, as new forms of European and American abstraction take shape. Hayter, by his creativity and his teaching, knew how to renew a practice of engraving that he will transmit to the four corners of the world, in the middle of the 20th century.