Fabrice Hergott, foreword of exhibition catalogue of Hans Hartung, La fabrique du geste, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, 2019-2020
1950 was a pivotal year in Hans Hartung's career, who then hosted Mark Rothko in Paris and had an exhibition travel to New York, Chicago, Washington and San Francisco thanks to the famous gallery owner Louis Carré. T1950-3 was painted that very year and is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces executed by the artist, whose grandiose retrospective is now on view at the Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris. With its dense, charred colour palette, its enigmatic background morphing progressively into a separate range of colours and its energetic spirals invigorating the center of the composition, T1950-3 is indeed a quintessential artwork. At the turn of the century, Hans Hartung set out to reflect his renewed enthusiasm for his work in his art, without ever yielding the rigorous mastery of his craft.
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