Untitled – 1967

Gérard Schneider

Gallery Diane de Polignac

Acrylic and oil on paper
38 x 46,2 cm / 14.9 x 18.1 in.
Signed and dated “Schneider 67” lower right

gerard schneider - papier 1967

In the second half of the 1960s, color became a structuring element. It is an architectural component in Schneider’s work. The light no longer emanates from the background, but is evoked by the use of uniform colors, by the presence of complementary colors that echo the chromatic shock caused by the Fauves and its vibrations of color. This was the period of Pop Art in the USA and of New Realism in France, the age of glory for advertising: strong and bright colors invaded the collective conscious.