Hans Schärer — Aquarelles érotiques
Past: April 25 → July 13, 2014
The self-taught painter Hans Schärer (1927-1997) lived in Paris from 1949 to 1956, and his time in the French capital was to have a lasting influence on his evolution as an artist.
Noticed by Jean-Christophe Ammann, he was part of a show at the Lucerne Kunstmuseum in 1969. His work was shown at the 1981 São Paulo Biennial, while the Aargauer Kunsthaus mounted his first retrospective in 1982. The corpus of erotic watercolors, first shown in France, was produced in the 1970s and forms an important part of his work. Women appear voluptuous and dominating, while man is depicted as a slave of his desire. Schärer’s famous Madonnas were featured at the 2013 Venice Biennial, an exposure that largely contributed to the rediscovery of an artist who is at times associated with art brut.
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