Hans HartungT1965-E21
Acrylic on canvas
Signed and dated
44.09 x 70.87 in ( 112 x 180 cm )
Inquiry - T1965-E21, 1965


This work is registered in Hartung Bergman Foundation


Galerie de France, 1973

Galleria Annunciata, Milan

Private Collection


"Mostra di Natale", Galleria Annunciata, Milan, 1975


"Mostra di Natale", Galleria Annunciata, Milan, 1975

Artist's biography

Hans Hartung is a german painter born in 1904.

At the beginning of the 20’s, when the expressionistic movement is really important, he studied art and works to replicate the work of Rembrandt or Goya.

In 1922, he discovered the colour’s process of “aniline” which permited to give to watercolours more intense colours.

He moved in Paris in 1935 where he met Piet Mondrian, Alexander Calder, etc. He started to find his style by creating works “ink tasks”.

Hans Hartung is interested in the effect produce by colours posed besides while working with an abstract movement.  The 40’s mark the end of the preparatory drawing.

Really fast, Hans Hartung became a major of the informal and gestural language of the 50s. The colour remains always but the forms disappear for the benefit of a unique gesture while respecting one principle: every colour has his movement.

He continued to explore new technical like scratching we can find in his works of the 60s. Buy using different tools it gave to him the way to work on the paint when she is still fresh in the way to draw new lines.

Finally, in the 70s, he was less attached to the sign to dedicate itself to the surface of the canvas with the hold of lithographic roller and worked on transparency by playing with lights.

Hans Hartung died at the age of 85 years old in 1989.