CHROMATICS by Ernestine Faux

Just as the title confidently announces, the cycle focuses solely on the subject of colour and more precisely on its effect. The arena of this ‘spectacle’ is the square, the circle is its protagonist. All of the CHROMATICS paintings radiate with a matured light that could be construed as the embodiment of an inner light. It can equally be interpreted as the key to the

emotions and to a spiritual dimension. On this plane the artist’s intention coincides with Mark Rothko’s conception of the painting. For Rothko, colour merely an aid in achieving a higher goal – or, as he expressed it, an „instrument for eliciting a basic human emotion”.

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