Bernard Dufour studied agricultural engineering before becoming a painter in His early work tended towards abstract landscape, but by the late fifties he was painting more figurative self-portraits, male heads of tragic intensity and female nudes.
1957 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild label by André Masson. / For the 1957 Mouton Rothschild label, Masson has created a hymn in praise of contented drunkenness, where the figure of the slumbering drinker is intertwined with branches of the vine.
1960 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild label by Jacques Villon. / An explorer as much as a painter, but always a superb colourist, Villon succeeds in the 1960 Mouton Rothschild label in capturing the movement of the birds in the static geometry of the vines.