A Human Language: Hans Hartung’s Energetic Abstract Expression
Why We Recommend it
This exhibit showcases the energetic works of German-French abstract expressionist Hans Hartung, surveying a selection from the 1940s to the very end of his life in 1980s.
Hans Hartung (1904-1989) was regarded as one of the most important abstract expressionist as early as 1945. He was awarded the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1960, and had a major exhibition of his paintings in 1975 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Hartung’s works are represented in the collections of major museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Tate Gallery, London, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
His freewheeling abstract paintings set influential precedents for many younger American painters of the sixties. He was featured in the 1963 film documentary School of Paris: (5 Artists at Work) by American filmmaker Warren Forma.