Olle BaertlingArdek 1963

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Olle Baertling (1911‑1981)
Date 1963
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1949 x 968 mm
Acquisition Presented by Dr Teddy Brunius 1965
Not on display

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Olle Baertling born 1911 [- 1981]

T00747 Ardek1963

Inscribed 'Bærtling | 1963 | 195 x 97' on back of canvas, 'Hauv' on turnover of canvas and 'Ardek 1963. 195 x 97' on stretcher
Oil on canvas, 76 3/4 x 38 1/8 (195 x 97)
Presented by Dr Teddy Brunius 1965
Prov:Dr Teddy Brunius, Uppsala (purchased from the artist 1964)
Repr:exh. catalogue Hard-Edge, Galerie Denise René, Paris, June-October 1964, n.p. (but not exhibited); Teddy Brunius, Bærtling: Discoverer of Open Form(Stockholm-New York 1965), p.32 in colour

Baertling has written as follows about this work and his procedure in general (letter of 21 December 1965):

'I work at about 10 to 15 paintings and a sculpture simultaneously. Each day I work at one unfinished painting. I devote one day's work to each painting, continuing with the next painting at work the following day and so forth until the stage is reached when I am ready to hang up one of them on the wall in my studio for further control. There it will hang while I study it every day in order to perfect it further and further. Mostly when the painting has come as far as to hang on the wall the colour is perfect, but it happens that I find that the colour temperature is not exact and I have to give some of the field a new layer of colour… (read more)

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