432/65. 1965. Oil on canvas. Dornacher/Geiger 412. Verso signed and dated. With work number on stretcher. 100 x 80.5 cm (39.3 x 31.6 in).
PROVENANCE: Private possession North Rhine-Westphalia.
EXHIBITION: Rupprecht Geiger. Gemälde, Kunst- und Museumsverein, Wuppertal, 1965.
"I think there is something irrational about the color. Some effect that reason cannot grasp. It can change its character through extraneous causes and modified conditions. It can emit light and reflect light that comes out of darkness and appears in increased function through the medium of color." (Quote after: Rupprecht Geiger, Rot Form. Bilder, Ex. cat. Kunstverein Brunswick 1989, pp. 27f.). Rupprecht Geiger dedicated all his artistic creation to color as a means of artistic expression, form is reduced to a few geometric elements like rectangles and circles. His choice of colors is also limited to two nuances in most cases, subtly graded within the color fields they stand in opposition to each other and create a fascinating color blaze. [EL]