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Franz Bucher. Picture Fields

With Contributions by Franz Bucher
Illuminates and analyzes Franz Bucher’s oeuvre as a whole against the backdrop of his recent works.
In recent years, Swiss artist Franz Bucher has produced an extensive series of paintings that he simply titles Fields: lavender, dandelion, rapeseed, and poppy fields congruent with the canvas to form a pictorial field. Yet Bucher’s objective is not primarily the pictorial. Rather, it is more about the two-dimensional space which is given an inherent structure by the largely monochromatic primary colors he uses, as well as his dynamic brushstroke. It becomes apparent that most of the artist’s oeuvre since the early 1970s has been determined by the metrical rhythm in his use of color. Bucher’s paintings constitute actual energy fields.

This new book offers a retrospective of Bucher’s entire body of work from the vantage point of his recent pictorial fields. Franz Bucher. Picture Fields thus illustrates his true artistic intentions independently of the context of his chosen motifs.

188 pages | 161 color plates, 1 halftone | 8 3/4 x 11

Art: European Art

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