Links offen. 1968. Oil on canvas. Lohberg 2627. Signed and dated lower right. Verso once more signed and dated as well as titled. 170.8 x 135.5 cm (67.2 x 53.3 in).
PROVENANCE: Private collection Hesse.
In 1968, the date of this work's origin, Fritz Winter attained a very clear style with a focus on the line. In this work period the color fields, calling reminiscence of beam formations, are carefully separated from one another through sharp edges and a color figuration that adds stability to the composition. The special effect of this work is realized through the color modulations within the image fields that partly result from two merging color stripes. Even though literature at times speaks of a 'cooler late period of creation' this work, owed to the coloring and dynamic conception, is a fascinating example of the mature artist's mastery. [EL]