François Morellet, ‘3 trames 83-90-95°’, 1959, Painting, Serigraphic ink on wood, Galerie Thomas
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François Morellet

3 trames 83-90-95°, 1959

Serigraphic ink on wood
31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
80 × 80 cm
.
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Munich
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Galerie Thomas
Munich

François Morellet is one of the most important exponents of systematic-conceptual art. Strict …

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François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.

François Morellet, ‘3 trames 83-90-95°’, 1959, Painting, Serigraphic ink on wood, Galerie Thomas
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Galerie Thomas
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François Morellet is one of the most important exponents of systematic-conceptual art. Strict ordering systems, such as grid overlays, sequences of structures on the one hand, and the use of chance as a principle of order and composition on the other, are outstanding features of his artistic work.
His work includes …

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Hand-signed by artist, verso signed
François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.

François Morellet

3 trames 83-90-95°, 1959

Serigraphic ink on wood
31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
80 × 80 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Munich
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