Le Nu allongé by Alain BONNEFOIT Lithograph on paper – 74x53cm
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Alain Bonnefoit was born in Montmartre and he still lives there. He was a student at the School of Applied Arts and then at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. But it was from his teaching at the Beaux-Arts in Brussels section «engravings and sculptures» that he drew the richest teaching for his painting, then becoming the student of the sculptor Volti at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. As a nude painter, his works are both imbued with the Italian influence of his teacher and the Japanese technique of Sumi-e. It means «ink painting». The painter of sumi-e modifies the dilution of the ink, the position of the brush, the force and the speed to play on the thickness and the sharpness of the lines as well as the levels of gray. The technique consists of making a drawing in one freehand stroke. This art was dominant in Japan between 1336 and 1573. He has made more than a hundred exhibitions in France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the United States and Singapore.