Geneviève Claisse

 Geneviève Claisse is a grande dame of geometrical abstraction. Right from the very outset of her career she has pursued an autonomous, non-representational form of painting. For this she received important impulses from Auguste Herbin, who she worked for as assistant in the 1950s. From then on a rigorously geometrical vocabulary with clearly delineated colour fields determined her work, which is dominated by triangles, sometimes circles, and later also squares and rectangles created from black linear formations. In her precisely executed paintings the artist, who now resides in Paris, has arrived at harmoniously balanced, dynamically rhythmic compositions with an arresting aesthetic.

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