Freshly arrived from his native Hungary in 1948, Hantaï placed a work in front of Breton's door, the champion leader of Surrealism. Hantaï's juvenile attraction for the movement and his affiliation will last until 1955. After that his art revealed the affirmation of a highly gestural painter and a new order through a new method – the method of folding – that Hantaï explored and discovered in the sublime crevices of the mantels of his Virgins (Les Mariales).
In 1953, Hantaï's surprising originality is at work. Breton was right. Remarkable for the daring use of fuchsia known to be Breton's favourite colour and in the deliberate interference of cracks obtained through experimentation with the unprecedented technique of dried painted layers, this work is part of a narrow and still confidential body of works from the painter's surrealist period.
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