Gouache, ink and pastel on paper
105 x 75 cm / 41.3 x 29.5 in.
Signed and dated “– 67 Schneider” lower right
From the 1960s, Gérard Schneider’s gesture became reminiscent of a calligraphic gesture. The gesture was refined and became significant. Ink allowed him to play on shades of black, on his variations: blacks that were intense, light, brilliant, shimmering, blueish…
In this composition from 1967, the broad shape in ink rests on a wide red brushstroke on the left. In the momentum of the creative gesture, the paint has dripped from the brush, creating a network of marks that punctuate the background left in reserve. The highlight in green pastel in the center makes the composition dynamic.