Why did Bernard Buffet use mainly dark colours in his works?

Bernard Buffet was only ten years old when he had a talent for expressive painting. As a result of this artist’s first work, he obtained the title of French painter, a short period of time after the war. From a technical point of view, most of Bernard Buffet’s works have a very prominent theme that is emphasised by dark colours.

Bernard Buffet’s work is based on reality

 As mentioned above, his aim was to make it easier to convey the message through dark coloured paintings. What really distinguishes this famous artist is the reflection of his works which tend more towards sad themes or even represent a mythical form and the circus as well. When you visit the Estades Gallery, which specialises in the work of Bernard Buffet, you will notice that almost all the portraits of people he depicts in his paintings have a sad face. This means that through Bernard Buffet’s work, he will express his feelings to those around him about his worries regarding his life.

Bernard Buffet was famous for his emotions

 Note that it is not only the paintings that make this French artist famous, but part of the way he expresses his inspiration through the realities he sees is theatrical decoration. While the bright and attractive quality of the fans is typical of most shows, this is not the case with Bernard Buffet’s presentation of his paintings. The French artist’s canvases contrasted so much with the ensemble that they sustained the heart of the observers of the sad work done by the watercolourist because of the dark colours he used. All this was a reflection of the reality he saw before and after the war that took place.

The dark colours convey a sad face

 Indeed, this well-known craftsman and decorator tries to express his masterpieces in reality. In this respect, a sad face is always used to express his feelings. In contrast, most of Bernard Buffet’s early post-war works reflect a more obscure period. One of the distinguishing features of Bernard Buffet’s dark colours was a painting he published shortly before his death, which he entitled “Death”. To accomplish his omnipresent identity, he depicted this painting of death through a corpse dressed in Renaissance dress. Apart from that, it is obvious that the artist always brings in dark colours that can remind you of the dark and horrible dance.

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