The Painting of the Day n°12

 

Paintings of Summer '85

Skies, Soils.
Why should the Sky always be on the top of the canvas, and the Soil, below ?
Seeking how to place the sky elsewhere than over the soil.
Thenceforth, fighting the stereotype of a sky carrier of ideals and dreams, in opposition of the soil, which would shelter some less avowable or high-minded things.
Attempt on the canvas to place the sky in the middle, on the sides, anywhere.
Notion that the canvas itself have neither top or bottom: it can rotate and be looked in numerous ways. Nine canvases are painted from these reflections in July 1985.

H8507-46x38cm
H8508-46x38cm
H8509-38x46cm
H8510-38x46cm
H8511-65x50cm
H8512-65x50cm
H8513-65x54cm
H8514-73x54cm
H8515-73x54cm

But this leads very tritely to a view of a cave or a tunnel. Therefore I give up this attempt.

 

Immediately after, like a logical succession, diptychs and triptychs will produce, side by side,
a sky and a sky, a soil and a soil, or a sky and a soil.

premier diptyque
H8516-33x55cm.
sol et ciel sont peints sur le même châssis.

H8612-22x41cm
ciel et sol sont peints sur deux châssis différents fixés légèrement en oblique.


Many years after, this idea will be revived in Articulated Gardens,
then in the C.P.P.E., then in the C.V.S. sets.

 

 

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