COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
Serge Poliakoff
MOSKAU 1899 - 1969 PARIS
COMPOSITION ABSTRAITE
1962
GOUACHE IN PAPER
SIGNED AT BOTTOM RIGHT : “SERGE POLIAKOFF ”
47 X 62 CM
PROVENANCE

GALERIE BERGGRUEN, PARIS


PRIVATE COLLECTION, MÜHLHEIM


PRIVATE COLLECTION, SWITZERLA ND

LITERATURE

THE WORK IS ILLUSTRATED IN COLOUR IN THE CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ, VOL . III, 1959–1962, MUNICH , 2011, NOS . 62–117, P. 327.

This composition beautifully demonstrates the characteristic features of the prominent artist’s work. Employing a rich palette, he here united his typical puzzle-like forms to create a striking whole. Various shades of green, brown and cream as well as orange and the complementary colours blue and yellow make up the chromatic spectrum. The interplay of colours, which have been pleasingly combined while retaining their mutual contrasts, once again lends expression to Poliakoff’s interest in the harmonization of different colour values.