SCIA
Georges Mathieu
BOULOGNE-SUR-MER 1921 - 2012 PARIS
SCIA
1969
GOUACHE AND COLLAGE ON BLACK CARDBOARD
SIGNED AND DATED at LOWER RIGHT: "MATHIEU 69"
TITELD ON BACK: „SCIA“
EXHIBITION:
“MATHIEU, HUILES ET GOUACHES”,
GALLERY ARGOS, NANTES, 29 NOV – 20 DEC 1969


65 X 50 CM
CERTIFICATE

WE THANK MR. JEAN-MARIE CUSINBERCHE FOR INFORMATION AND KIND ADVICE.

In the sensitive linear meshwork of the work ‘Scia’ – featured here – dating from 1969, we sense the dynamic and creative rhythmic quality that arises from the unconscious. In contrast to the monochrome background, a composition of spherical character evolves whose tonal variation comes about solely through the fine, shimmering lines and the complex tectonics. The colour fields are juxtaposed with the subtle linear network in such a way as to lend the composition a balance and basis. The weightless charm of the delicate work is the result of an oscillating interplay between loss of form and a simultaneous deep concentration on pure form. Here colour recedes in favour of the contrast between surface and structure that dominates the pictorial space. By way of his gaze, the beholder is ushered into a cosmic, virtually metaphysical world full of the finest nuances which obey a code all their own.