17.02.2021 — 12.06.2021

Abstraction et calligraphie

Towards a Universal Language

André Masson, Mark Tobey

Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

In the Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibition occidental and oriental arts converge towards a shared interest: Calligraphy. Exported from Asia to Europe, calligraphy is assimilated, then, transformed, and analysed by many artists such as André Masson and Mark Tobey. Today, calligraphy partakes in a modern, universal language, understood by everyone.


For this exhibition, the Gallery lends André Masson Bison, 1944 and four works by Mark Tobey: Eastern Imprint, Untitled, and City from 1954, and Untitled, 1959.


Louvre Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Cultural District
Abu Dhabi — United Arab Emirates

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Mark Tobey, Eastern Imprint, 1954
Tempera on paper
12,2 × 15,9 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Mark Tobey, Untitled, 1954
Ink and tempera on paper
7,8 × 2,2 in
Mark Tobey, City, 1954
Brush and Sumi ink on Buff paper
5,2 × 10 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Mark Tobey, Untitled, 1959
Tempera and glue on board
8,3 × 13,8 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
André Masson, Bison, 1944
Ink on pale blue paper
23,2 × 20
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi