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Attr. HANS HARTUNG German-French 1904-1989 OOC

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Attr. HANS HARTUNG German-French 1904-1989 OOC
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Oil on canvas, framed. Featuring an abstract expressionist composition. Signed and attributed to Hans Hartung (German-French, 1904-1989) on verso. 47.5 x 36 cm (18.7 x 14.2 inches). Frame size: 52 x 41 cm (20.4 x 16.1 inches). Hans Hartung is associated with post-war Art Informel artists such as Jean-Paul Riopelle, and Jean Dubuffet. After being a prisoner of war and losing a leg as a soldier with the Foreign Legion, Hartung returned to Paris, where he became particularly interested in spontaneity, irrationality, and freedom of form. Rather than trying to control the process as earlier abstract painters had, Hartung applied paint with garden rakes, spray paint, and olive branches, embracing accidental and unexpected outcomes. PROVENANCE: Southern Ontario estate