Zentralgestaltung. 1951. Oil on burlap. Monogrammed "TRR" in center of right margin. 69 x 54 cm (27.1 x 21.2 in).
• Early work from the important Austrian avant-garde artist. • A visit of a Tachism exhibition at Galerie Nina Dausset in Paris in 1951 inspired Rainer to examine of the priciples of automatism and blind painting. • Rainer's drawings form in his mind, he then creates central and vertical lines according to his physical gesture. • The rhythmic lines suggest short and long, as well as soft gestures.
We are grateful to the Studio Rainer for the kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Gisela Franz-Osterwald (acquired from the artist). Private collection (acquired from the above in 2003).