Sunday, November 22, 2015
Bernard Buffet 4.2.1978
Bernard Buffet (10 July 1928 – 4 October 1999) was a French painter of Expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group "L'homme Témoin" (the Witness-Man).
At the request of the French postal administration in 1978, he designed a stamp (shown on the FDC) depicting the Institut et le Pont des Arts – on this occasion the Post Museum arranged a retrospective of his works.
The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris whi
ch crosses the River Seine. It links the Institut de France and the central square (cour carrée) of the Palais du Louvre, (which had been termed the "Palais des Arts" under the First French Empire).