Egg and oil tempera on primed canvas Signed and dated in lower margin. 18,3 x 23,7 cm (7,2 x 9,3 in)
The work is registered in the Archivio Bissier under the description "Bildt.+S. 280/Diap 32a".
PROVENANCE: Private collection Rhineland.
EXHIBITION: Julius Bissier. Monotypes Miniatures, Lefebre Gallery, New York 1966.
The colors of this small composition gain their sensitivity through the subtle wash. Forms become transparent, without being in a process of dissolution. The actually silent composition gains a narrative component by means of rudimentary calligraphic signs, its decryption, however, remains impossible. Above all, there is an aesthetic, almost archaic silence, neither interrupted by color accents nor by aggressive forms. [KD].