FRANÇOIS BEAUDRY is a canadian artist living in Montreal

Beaudry left the engineering profession to handle materials such as beeswax, damar gum, chalk, rabbit skin glue, carborundum, required by his attraction towards specific painting techniques: encaustic, tempera, pastel and watercolour.

francois beaudry egg tempera painting portrait woman
Egg tempera
francois beaudry pastel and watercolor painting still life leaves plate fruit table motif blue table series 1
Pastel and Watercolor, Blue Table series
francois beaudry encaustic painting landscape bas-relief trees rock moss horse dog via appalachia series 15
Encaustic, Via Appalachia series
francois beaudry egg tempera painting landscape cascade rocks moss dog via appalachia series 1
Tempera, Via Appalachia series
francois beaudry egg tempera painting still life chair books curtain chercheur de tresors series
Tempera, Le Chercheur de Trésors series
francois beaudry encaustic painting woman figure bas-relief
Encaustic
francois beaudry mixed-media painting  pastel watercolor and encaustic bas-relief
Fire Escape series
Francois Beaudry sunflowers pastel watercolor still life carborundum
Pastel and Watercolor
francois beaudry pastel and watercolor painting portrait woman carborundum
Pastel and Watercolor

Nevertheless, driven by the circumstances, during the realization of his portraits, landscapes and still lifes, penetrated by the thought of Picasso as expressed in the writing of his merchant and friend Kahnweiler he discovered their position firmly against abstraction. A few years later, he fell on the book ABSTRACTION and EINFÜHLUNG written by a contemporary of Kahnweiler : Wilhelm Worringer. In this writing contested by Kahnweiler, the Egyptian pyramid, the pediment of a Greek temple and the Gothic cathedral are only different results of transformations coming from a single source: abstraction. With Kahnweiler, abstraction is decoration, with Worringer, abstraction led to a great style. The antinomy could not be more direct.

This conflict, which has never been resolved, was to capture his mind for several years affecting his artist path, which can be consulted by clicking here, and led him to discover the author, twenty years later, Aloïs Riegl and relaunch his research.