"# 99", 1958
Oil on canvas
39.96 x 16.93 in / framed 44.09 x 21.65 in
Inscribed, signed verso
- with handmade craftsman's frame -
Über das Werk
Adolf Richard Fleischmann (1892-1968) is regarded as the pioneer of OP-Art. Together with Willi Baumeister, Walter Dexel and Carl Buchheister, this artist is ranked today among the best-known exponents of constructivist tendencies in Germany. His early works consist of large-scale collages executed in muted colours. From 1950 Fleischmann developed a rhythmical, linear concept of the pictorial plane to create optical illusions. Yet despite the visual disorientation and seemingly confusing fragmentation, Fleischmann's paintings reveal themselves to be compact and harmoniously-structured pictorial compositions.