Komposition. 1962. Brush and India ink drawing in red and black. Signed and dated lower right. With inscription "G.M 5/12" on rear of frame. On slightly structured firm wove paper by Arches (with watermark and blindstamp). 56,5 x 77,5 cm (22,2 x 30,5 in), size of sheet. [DB].
PROVENANCE: Studio Marconi, Milan (with typographically inscribed label on rear of frame).
EXHIBITION: Georges Mathieu. Gallerie dell´Ariete, Milan 1962, p. 8 with illu. Panorama di Pittura Contemporanea Straniera. Galleria d´Arte Sianesi, Milan 1962, cat. no. 45.
Mathieu, the main representative of French Tachism, was inspired by various sources. His gestural style shows the influence of Hans Hartung and Wols, but also traces of East Asian calligraphy. The artist examines the immediate emotionally controlled and intuitive act of painting. This work shows how he employs the speed of the painting process and coincidence as stylistic device.