(1898, Theizé, France - 1988, Orsay, France)
Close to neo-humanists until the Second World War, Charles Lapicque (1898-1988) first worked non-figurative painting before to develop his own researches. Graduated of the Ecole Centrale and great physician, he was interested scientifically by colours and theorized on their contrast.
It is with drawing than Charles Lapicque goes over the Cartesian logic. Without even raising the hand, Lapicque draw fantastic and caustic characters in an almost automatic way. According to him, drawing is a way to "admire the real nearly in the instant". His drawings show his unbridle imagination and his humour. Charles Lapicque opened the way to narrative figuration artists : the character of the Hourloupe by Dubuffet is a direct influence of Lapicque's figures.