Julius Bissier

A. 15 April 64

About this artwork

This is one of Bissier's late works. It is painted in tempera on a cloth prepared by the artist, which is the reason for its uneven edge. Bissier mixed his own pigments to produce rich, transparent colours. Influenced by oriental paintings, Bissier applied paint delicately, with a similar importance placed on line. The delicate, abstract qualities of this painting are balanced by the use of strong areas of colour. Bissier's works tend not to be either fully abstract or figurative but the shapes in his paintings often suggest everyday objects.

  • title:
    A. 15 April 64
  • accession number:
    GMA 1106
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  • materials:
    Tempera on batiste
  • date created:
    1964
  • measurements:
    44.50 x 58.80 cm (framed: 74.50 x 87.50 x 3.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1970
  • copyright:
    © Archivio Bissier, Ascona / DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Julius Bissier

Julius Bissier