Press

“ The french artist Bernard Vidal is showing 30 paintings of wildly colored landscapes that are highly active in Mr Vidal's handling of the medium. These oils are strongly influenced by the work of the Post-Impressionnists but Vidal's palette is so highly keyed that the landscapes transcend their precedent.”

New York Times


“ No artist in modernity has combined all of the rhythms and movements into a single space. Bernard Vidal's work reveal that painting can never be completed; it endures within itself. It's like an ocean that crashes against the coast, immense and impassable, recycling and drawing in itself, a constant truth reformulated. ”

Fine Art Magazine / New York


« Loin de l'art froid et aseptisé, minimaliste, l'œuvre de Bernard Vidal porte un cri ; l'injonction à renaître dans un monde magnifié. En invoquant ce que la nature a de mythique, en jouant sur le registre de la séduction, l'œuvre de Bernard Vidal nous invite au vertige, saisissant le rapport au monde par captation de la lumière et de la couleur... »

Le Louvre / Serge Lenczner


« Bernard Vidal, n'a jamais cessé de revendiquer un langage de proximité, fondé sur la saisie immédiate de ce que son œil isole et sa mémoire engrange, ensuite réinterprété dans un essaim de rythmes et de valeurs onctueux et glissés... »

Les Invalides / Gérard Xuriguera

 

Interviews & Articles

Fine Art Magazine

Article by Serge Lenczner
Spring 2007 issue

La Gazette des Arts

Interview with Bernard Vidal (FR)
December 2007 issue

Critical Reviews

Bernard Vidal by Serge Lenczner

“Bernard Vidal's works reveal that painting can never be completed; it endures within itself. It is like an ocean that crashes against a rosy granite coast—immense and impassable—recycling and drawing in itself, a constant truth reformulated.”

Bernard Vidal by Gérard Xuriguera

“Acquainted with the bustling topographies and damp heaths of the Brittany coast, as much as he is the sunny climate of the Mediterranean and the morning freshness of the Caribbean trade winds, Vidal collects these shifting atmospheres with a frank sensuality, reuniting his raw perception with his inner needs.”

Videos

Expo Bordeaux 2011

Interview with Bernard Vidal
Bordeaux Cour Mably Exhibition
France 3 Aquitaine / Elise Galand

ITW Interview

Interview with Bernard Vidal
Filmed at the opening of Expo Louvre, Paris, 2007

Expo Louvre

Video of the opening of Expo Louvre, Paris, 2007
Interviews du public, de Bernard Vidal, Serge Lenczner, Roselyne Bachelot Narquin, Pierre Nachbaur...

United Nations Exhibition

Bernard Vidal's Exhibition at the UN in New York, 2005
Includes interviews with Bernard Vidal and Gerard Depardieu

Discours

Carroussel du Louvre

“Il est vrai que l'Homme, semble de plus en plus dispersé par un environnement qui cherche trop souvent à le détourner de l'essentiel pour l'entraîner vers des chemins creux et sans horizons, et lui fait oublier de goûter aux délices d'un bonheur qui lui tend la main...”