Georges Mathieu, the colors send you on your way.

Richard Barone

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July 10th, 2012 - 05:32 PM

Georges Mathieu, the colors send you on your way.

Philosopher and self-taught artist Georges Mathieu lived inside his art, splashed and texted color onto canvas, not on the floor, living the battle inside his art, straight up, not bent over like a drunk. His art was the text and he the context. Deconstruction twenty years before his time. Ninety-one years of life says something about his artwork, as well as the glorious medium of oil.

Yesterday, I saw his pictures in Life magazine, the same ones I saw yesterday, 1952 I think, camouflaged soldier shooting at the enemy hiding in the bush. VC or NVA or something evil like that.

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