T1980-H27. 1980. Acrylic on canvas. Signed and dated in lower left. Signed, titled, inscribed and with a direction arrow on the stretcher. 81 x 65 cm (31.8 x 25.5 in).
• Energetic composition in Hartung's typical colors blue and black. • Based on his informal creation Hartung attains an experimental and highly dynamic color application. • The line is the key characteristic feature in Hartung's verstaile oeuvre, in this close-up it becomes a dynamic gesture. • Recently the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, dedicated the grand retrospective "Hans Hartung. La Fabrique du Geste" to the internationally acclaimed artist.
The work is registered in teh archive of the Fondation Hartung-Bergman, Antibes, and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.
"In my opinion painting that is abstract is not an 'ism' as we have seen so many of recently, its neither 'style' nor an 'epoch' in art history, it simply is a new form of expression, a different human language - one that's far more direct than earlier painting." Hans Hartung