One week after his demise aged 102, a nationwide tribute was in honour of French painter Pierre Soulages within the Louvre on Wednesday, presided over by President Emmanuel Macron.
The French president presided over the ceremony, additionally attended by his spouse Brigitte Macron, senior members of the federal government and the artist’s household.
Soulages was revered by many trendy artwork followers world wide for his work in varied shades of black.
Such ceremonies for icons of French culture are usually held on the Hôtel des Invalides. However the Louvre courtyard has hosted nationwide tributes for famend inventive figures up to now, together with architect Le Corbusier in 1965 and novelist André Malraux in 1976.