Cela qui gronde – 1967

Huguette Arthur Bertrand

Gallery Diane de Polignac

Oil on canvas
130 x 162 cm / 51.1 x 63.8 in.
Signed “Hug Arthur Bertrand” lower right; titled and dated on the reverse
Certificate by M. Philippe Bertrand

huguette arthur bertrand - cela qui gronde 1967

Huguette Arthur Bertrand’s painting Cela qui gronde (That which rumbles) is a perfect illustration of her art during the late 1960s.
The range of warm colours accompanies the exalted lyricism of this period. Huguette Arthur Bertrand’s painting of this period becomes more and more gestural, liberated, flexible. “They are things that fly, abstract objects that grimace, movements that divide space” said the artist.
Huguette Arthur Bertrand creates effects of materiality that oil paint allows: colour is applied in thin transparent areas and the black brush then lays down impasto that attracts the light.