Four engines of modernity / Hölzel ▪︎ Baumeister ▪︎ Baum ▪︎ Fleischmann

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© Adolf Fleischmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Adolf Fleischmann

Ohne Titel / Untitled, 1959

Gouache on black clay paper
62 × 47,9 cm

signed and dated: fleischmann 59
(FLEISA/M 31)

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Literature: Rolf Wedewer, Adolf Fleischmann, Stuttgart 1977, No. 87, Fig. p. 256

Adolf Fleischmann is one of the artists who consistently dealt with the abstract color form structure, the laws of color and the picture tectonics. His preoccupation with Constructivism led him early on to the penetration of pictorial space according to optical laws, which is why he is considered a precursor of Op Art. In Michel Seuphor and the artists' group "Abstraction-Création" he found a highly inspiring climate in Paris before moving to New York. Here he developed the form of the "équerre," a horizontal-vertical, rod-shaped design element that henceforth became the defining building block of his spatially thought-out paintings. In the gouache created in 1961, vertical stripes are limited to the color tones black and white. The structural fabric of the composition finds expanded accents through alternating rectangular Équerre blocks in black and smaller color fields in red, blue, and yellow. The sensual optical effect in the painting is intensified by the irregularities in the lines as well as the neglect of a strict geometry. The result is an energetically charged vibration of a sonorous composition that seems most comparable to the variations or improvisations on a theme in music.
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