At the beginning of the 1960’s, Cortier convincingly left the figurative behind him. Just as with the French artist André Lhote, he defends a modern, well thought-out art of painting that must not imitate reality. Cortier makes abstract oil paintings with superimpositions of a few planes of colour in various configurations. This composition with two colours yellow, grey and black is a compelling example of this.
Composition with two Colours Yellow, Grey and Black
1960 – 1965
oil on canvas
70 cm x 95 cm
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