Hans Hartung (1904-1989)
In this vigorously worked composition made of strong vertical and circular movements on a large scale, the drawing process is readily apparent. The intertwining of thought and action suggests contrasting feelings through gestural strokes connected by the patch of yellow.
Hans Hartung’s marks are wholly non-representational and enact their own abstract drama. The German-born French artist was celebrated as an exponent of ‘Tachisme’ (Staining) or lyrical, gestural abstraction. He referred to his own work as an exchange between chance and choice, unconscious desire and rational control.
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