Pastel chalk on handmade paper
25.79 x 22.05 in / framed 34.65 x 27.56 in
- with craftsman's frame -
Über das Werk
Heinz Mack has often compared his pastel works with a piece of chamber music. For the artist succeeds in marshalling just a few resources - ie. a small ensemble of instruments - to underscore the central theme in his orchestral art: light. In this sheet, yellow and blue progress up the scale from one colour value to the next, before blending in the centre of the picture and turning to green. Associations with the sun, the sky and the ocean around the Mediterranean island of Mallorca are clearly inscribed into this picture. Mack's works are infused with an aesthetic sensuality. Never do the pastels appear cool or detached, but rather their warm hues emanate a rich and glowing radiance The expressivity of the colours is enhanced by the rhythm of their alignment, allowing the individual colour forms to engage in a tense, yet harmonious interplay.