The French artist became a figure that marked modern and contemporary painting with his use of light and black.
The outrenoir, which will be his most famous work until the end, is a process that the artist developed in his studio.
Playing with light, the canvas painted with a thick coat of black paint allows a beautiful dance of highlight that the artist became a master of throughout his career.
Emmanuel Macron gave a national salute, one week after the death, in front of the Louvre.
His artworks are to be seen in the Pierre Soulages museum in Rodez.