- Ernst Wilhelm Nay 1902–1968
- Original title
- Weisse Quelle
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1410 x 2010 x 39 mm
- Presented by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler, Cologne 2008
Nay was the leading figure in the generation of German painters who reinvented expressionism in the climate of post-war abstraction. White Spring shows his ability to maintain an immensely subtle and individual use of colour in the midst of apparent speed and concentrated energy. It is one of the last in his Disks series (1955-63), which are predominantly composed of circles which loosen, grow and fragment under the control of linear elements. For Nay, the disks possessed a fundamental and universal significance, free of personal connotations, in spite of the clear presence of the mark-making of the artist.
Gallery label, May 2008
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