Day 258- Bernard Aubertin- Red and Fire

It’s Day 258 and I was excited to set my painting on fire today!  I really enjoyed my piece today.  Join me in honoring Bernard Aubertin today.

Bernard Aubertin

Bernard Aubertin

Bernard Aubertin. Livre Brule (on red), 1974. Framed burnt book

Bernard Aubertin. Livre Brule (on red), 1974. Framed burnt book

Bernard Aubertin is one of the last survivors of a heroic era or monochrome painting rhymed with commitment or performance, not decoration. Near d ‘ Yves Klein in 1957, he began in 1960 his most iconic series, the “Tables nails” and in 1961 his “Tables fire.”

He then joined the Zero Group , founded four years earlier in Dusseldorf by Heinz Mack and Otto 

Bernard Aubertin

Bernard Aubertin

Piene to make a clean sweep of all forms of prior creation and develop a new situation, in harmony with the physical and natural elements.

Of great visual strength and a powerful psychological impact, the work of Aubertin has remained faithful ever since the exploration of the dynamic possibilities of the red and fire, although sometimes ventures on the side of gold and white, or kinetic.

Above is from wikipedia.

Aubertin met Yves Klein in 1957 and started making his first red monochrome works during 1958-59.

 

Bernard Aubertin

Bernard Aubertin

In 1961 Aubertin officially joined the ZERO movement, which adopted monochrome

Bernard Aubertin

Bernard Aubertin

expression as a way of breaking with tradition. The same year, Aubertin added the medium of fire to his works. Both red and fire represented his own interpretation of ZERO’s ‘tabula rasa’, rather than an aesthetic experience.

In addition, the colour red is also rich in psycho-analytical interpretations and connotations,

and has peculiar optical effects on the viewer. From 1965, Aubertin started with his performances of burning paintings, books and objects and thus became considered a conceptual artist. Today, Aubertin continues to give performances of controlled fire, in which the protagonists are books and pianos.

Above is from Whitford Fine Art website.

Before the fire...

Before the fire…

I hope you enjoy my piece today.  I’ve included a before photo and video.  I wanted to include more matches, but I didn’t actually have any.

Best,

Linda

 

 

Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin Linda Cleary 2014 Mixed Media on Canvas

Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin
Linda Cleary 2014
Mixed Media on Canvas

Side-View Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin Linda Cleary 2014 Mixed Media on Canvas

Side-View
Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin
Linda Cleary 2014
Mixed Media on Canvas

Close-Up 1 Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin Linda Cleary 2014 Mixed Media on Canvas

Close-Up 1
Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin
Linda Cleary 2014
Mixed Media on Canvas

Close-Up 2 Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin Linda Cleary 2014 Mixed Media on Canvas

Close-Up 2
Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin
Linda Cleary 2014
Mixed Media on Canvas

Close-Up 3 Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin Linda Cleary 2014 Mixed Media on Canvas

Close-Up 3
Feu Sur Le Rouge- Tribute to Bernard Aubertin
Linda Cleary 2014
Mixed Media on Canvas

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