Hermann Nitsch - Contemporary Artists

Splatter Painting

Splatter Painting The Saatchi Gallery
 

Hermann Nitsch

Splatter Painting

1983
Acrylic on Canvas

200 x 300cm

The blank canvases incorporated as backdrops to his performances are sometimes smeared in blood, while others are violently attacked with symbolic red and purple paint. In the gallery, Hermann Nitsch’s ’Splatter’ paintings exist as holy ’relics’: icons of metaphysical significance, radiating an aura of edification. They convey a terrible beauty, a sublime contemplation of life, violence, transgression and extremity.
 
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