T75 H4. 1975. Acrylic on canvas. Upper left signed and dated. Verso signed an dated "26/01/75" on folded canvas. Titled, dedicated and inscribed, as well as with an arrow indicating the direction on the stretcher. 73 x 100 cm (28.7 x 39.3 in). [JS].
The work is registered at the archive of the Fondation Hans Hartung et Anna-Eva Bergman and will be included into the forthcoming catalog raisonné.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany (obtained directly from the artist).
The great gestural swing of Hartung's later works is an expression of a cumulative energy that enables him to handle his process of creation in a very focussed manner. It was the acrylic paint that allowed the painter to render color structures in a spontaneous manner. All of his compositions are borne by an own rhythm and sound that the observer immediatley grasps. The clear meaning and direct access to Hartung's works allowed a broad audience to participate in an optical experience that is inevitably linked with the artist.