Spontaneous Lines

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Abstract No. 81, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 81

Gina Vor

Painting - 29.8 x 24 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.7 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Maud, Sébastien Allart

Maud

Sébastien Allart

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,928

Print, Apropos (Catalogue Raisonne: B.20; E./B. 283), Robert Motherwell

Apropos (Catalogue Raisonne: B.20; E./B. 283)

Robert Motherwell

Print - 29.2 x 24.4 x 0.5 cm Print - 11.5 x 9.6 x 0.2 inch

$2,500

Painting, Untitled II, Aleksandar Bezinovic

Untitled II

Aleksandar Bezinovic

Painting - 120 x 90 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$7,373

Print, Hommage à Federico Garcia Lorca, Philippe Cognée

Hommage à Federico Garcia Lorca

Philippe Cognée

Print - 68 x 48 cm Print - 26.8 x 18.9 inch

$681

Print, Untitled, Antoni Tapies

Untitled

Antoni Tapies

Print - 56 x 76 x 0.2 cm Print - 22 x 29.9 x 0.1 inch

$2,155

Print, Bleue 1977 Blue, Moon Shin

Bleue 1977 Blue

Moon Shin

Print - 75 x 50 x 0.3 cm Print - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$1,078

Fine Art Drawings, Moon Shin Museum Stairs 1975, Moon Shin

Moon Shin Museum Stairs 1975

Moon Shin

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 10 cm Fine Art Drawings - 5.1 x 3.9 inch

$2,155

Painting, Mouvement n°3 (Diptyque), Harrison Prignet

Mouvement n°3 (Diptyque)

Harrison Prignet

Painting - 120 x 200 x 2.5 cm Painting - 47.2 x 78.7 x 1 inch

$3,175 $2,859

Sculpture, Tête brûlée, Philippe Cognée

Tête brûlée

Philippe Cognée

Sculpture - 20 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm Sculpture - 7.9 x 6.5 x 1 inch

$2,269

Fine Art Drawings, Gestures, Gina Vor

Gestures

Gina Vor

Fine Art Drawings - 55.5 x 76 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 21.9 x 29.9 x 0 inch

$681

Fine Art Drawings, Broussailles, Philippe Cognée

Broussailles

Philippe Cognée

Fine Art Drawings - 15.2 x 10.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 6 x 4 inch

$454

Fine Art Drawings, Small Maelstrom (Ref 855), Jaanika Peerna

Small Maelstrom (Ref 855)

Jaanika Peerna

Fine Art Drawings - 46 x 46 cm Fine Art Drawings - 18.1 x 18.1 inch

$3,030

Painting, Blue Simphony / Symphonie en bleue, Moon Shin

Blue Simphony / Symphonie en bleue

Moon Shin

Painting - 42 x 27 cm Painting - 16.5 x 10.6 inch

$3,346

Print, Balise et amer, Charles Lapicque

Balise et amer

Charles Lapicque

Print - 65 x 50 cm Print - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,134

Painting, Broussailles, Philippe Cognée

Broussailles

Philippe Cognée

Painting - 57.5 x 76 cm Painting - 22.6 x 29.9 inch

$9,642

Painting, Agatha, Sunny Jim

Agatha

Sunny Jim

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$567

Painting, Transision, Ole Hedeager

Transision

Ole Hedeager

Painting - 150 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 59.1 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$3,290

Painting, 1957 Abstraction 3, Kam Zin Choon

1957 Abstraction 3

Kam Zin Choon

Painting - 12 x 14 x 0.75 cm Painting - 4.7 x 5.5 x 0.3 inch

$1,078

Print, Holding Memory, Chiharu Shiota

Holding Memory

Chiharu Shiota

Print - 84 x 64 cm Print - 33.1 x 25.2 inch

$13,612

Design, I Hope..., Chiharu Shiota

I Hope...

Chiharu Shiota

Design - 120 x 120 x 120 cm Design - 47.2 x 47.2 x 47.2 inch

$19,284

Fine Art Drawings, 1952 Paris Portrait, Kam Zin Choon

1952 Paris Portrait

Kam Zin Choon

Fine Art Drawings - 60 x 45 x 0.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,078

Painting, Les comédiens dans la forêt, Charles Lapicque

Les comédiens dans la forêt

Charles Lapicque

Painting - 92 x 65 x 6 cm Painting - 36.2 x 25.6 x 2.4 inch

$54,448

Sculpture, Smile  Sourire, Moon Shin

Smile Sourire

Moon Shin

Sculpture - 30 x 15 x 15 cm Sculpture - 11.8 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch

$28,358

Sculpture, State of Being (pistol), Chiharu Shiota

State of Being (pistol)

Chiharu Shiota

Sculpture - 50 x 50 x 30 cm Sculpture - 19.7 x 19.7 x 11.8 inch

$147,464

Fine Art Drawings, Le patriote Ref AB122, Charles Lapicque

Le patriote Ref AB122

Charles Lapicque

Fine Art Drawings - 40 x 30 cm Fine Art Drawings - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

$3,403

Painting, 1979 Chevaux Horses, Chen Chin

1979 Chevaux Horses

Chen Chin

Painting - 110 x 53 x 0.5 cm Painting - 43.3 x 20.9 x 0.2 inch

$8,508

Fine Art Drawings, Too much ribbons for a birthday, Harrison Prignet

Too much ribbons for a birthday

Harrison Prignet

Fine Art Drawings - 120 x 100 x 4.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 47.2 x 39.4 x 1.8 inch

$2,836

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 59.5 x 86.5 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.4 x 34.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,361

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134 $907

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134 $1,021

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.05 cm Painting - 33.1 x 23.4 x 0 inch

$1,134 $907

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.05 cm Painting - 33.1 x 23.4 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.05 cm Painting - 33.1 x 23.4 x 0 inch

$1,134 $681

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134 $681

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Wendy, Sébastien Allart

Wendy

Sébastien Allart

Painting - 61 x 50 x 2 cm Painting - 24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch

$1,078

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.05 cm Painting - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0 inch

$1,134

Painting, Abstract No. 77, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 77

Gina Vor

Painting - 29 x 20.2 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.4 x 8 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 78, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 78

Gina Vor

Painting - 29 x 20.2 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.4 x 8 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 75, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 75

Gina Vor

Painting - 30.5 x 22.5 x 0.2 cm Painting - 12 x 8.9 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 73, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 73

Gina Vor

Painting - 32 x 26 x 0.2 cm Painting - 12.6 x 10.2 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 72, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 72

Gina Vor

Painting - 30 x 25 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 9.8 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 71, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 71

Gina Vor

Painting - 39 x 29 x 0.2 cm Painting - 15.4 x 11.4 x 0.1 inch

$227

Painting, Abstract No. 68, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 68

Gina Vor

Painting - 30 x 20 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Untitled II (1), Aleksandar Bezinovic

Untitled II (1)

Aleksandar Bezinovic

Painting - 120 x 90 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$7,373

Painting, Untitled, Aleksandar Bezinovic

Untitled

Aleksandar Bezinovic

Painting - 120 x 90 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$7,373

Painting, Abstract No. 80, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 80

Gina Vor

Painting - 30 x 24 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 79, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 79

Gina Vor

Painting - 39 x 30.5 x 0.2 cm Painting - 15.4 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$227

Painting, Abstract No. 76, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 76

Gina Vor

Painting - 29 x 20.2 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.4 x 8 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 74, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 74

Gina Vor

Painting - 27 x 20 x 0.2 cm Painting - 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch

$147

Painting, Abstract No. 69, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 69

Gina Vor

Painting - 30 x 24 x 0.2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch

$170

Painting, Abstract No. 70, Gina Vor

Abstract No. 70

Gina Vor

Painting - 31.5 x 23.5 x 0.2 cm Painting - 12.4 x 9.3 x 0.1 inch

$170

Print, Farandole 15, Hans Hartung

Farandole 15

Hans Hartung

Print - 49 x 74 x 0.2 cm Print - 19.3 x 29.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,418

Print, Farandole 8, Hans Hartung

Farandole 8

Hans Hartung

Print - 56 x 87 cm Print - 22 x 34.3 inch

$2,133

Print, L 1973-46, Hans Hartung

L 1973-46

Hans Hartung

Print - 105 x 75 cm Print - 41.3 x 29.5 inch

$2,269

Print, Farandole 3, Hans Hartung

Farandole 3

Hans Hartung

Print - 49 x 74 cm Print - 19.3 x 29.1 inch

$1,702

Print, Arc Blau, Antoni Tapies

Arc Blau

Antoni Tapies

Print - 58 x 77.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.5 x 0 inch

$2,269

Print, L 1977-3, Hans Hartung

L 1977-3

Hans Hartung

Print - 77 x 56 cm Print - 30.3 x 22 inch

$3,403

Print, G 15, Hans Hartung

G 15

Hans Hartung

Print - 65 x 50 cm Print - 25.6 x 19.7 inch

$2,042

Print, H-20, Hans Hartung

H-20

Hans Hartung

Print - 60 x 50 cm Print - 23.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,134

Print, Farandole, Hans Hartung

Farandole

Hans Hartung

Print - 33 x 48 cm Print - 13 x 18.9 inch

$2,269

Print, Déchirure, Antoni Tapies

Déchirure

Antoni Tapies

Print - 99 x 73 cm Print - 39 x 28.7 inch

$1,928

Painting, White and Black 2 (Abstrait Blanc et Noir), Gina Vor

White and Black 2 (Abstrait Blanc et Noir)

Gina Vor

Painting - 108 x 78.5 x 2 cm Painting - 42.5 x 30.9 x 0.8 inch

$1,134

Painting, Pastel Dreams 3 - Pink Abstract (Abstrait Rose), Gina Vor

Pastel Dreams 3 - Pink Abstract (Abstrait Rose)

Gina Vor

Painting - 80 x 60 x 1 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$907

Print, Untitled from Artist Against Torture, Antoni Tapies

Untitled from Artist Against Torture

Antoni Tapies

Print - 80 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$1,588

Print, Llambrec material, Antoni Tapies

Llambrec material

Antoni Tapies

Print - 76 x 56 cm Print - 29.9 x 22 inch

$2,269

Print, Cloche tibétaine, Antoni Tapies

Cloche tibétaine

Antoni Tapies

Print - 120 x 79 cm Print - 47.2 x 31.1 inch

$2,155

Print, Croix carton, Antoni Tapies

Croix carton

Antoni Tapies

Print - 66 x 82.5 cm Print - 26 x 32.5 inch

$1,702

Print, Bande rouge, Antoni Tapies

Bande rouge

Antoni Tapies

Print - 50 x 65.5 cm Print - 19.7 x 25.8 inch

$1,815

Print, Farandole 8, Hans Hartung

Farandole 8

Hans Hartung

Print - 49 x 74 cm Print - 19.3 x 29.1 inch

$2,042

Fine Art Drawings, Famille  Family MMCA Museum Seoul Collection, Moon Shin

Famille Family MMCA Museum Seoul Collection

Moon Shin

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 10 cm Fine Art Drawings - 5.1 x 3.9 inch

$2,212

Fine Art Drawings, Sculpture Moon Shin TOTEM 1975, Moon Shin

Sculpture Moon Shin TOTEM 1975

Moon Shin

Fine Art Drawings - 13 x 10 cm Fine Art Drawings - 5.1 x 3.9 inch

$2,155

Painting, Bubble In A Trouble 2, Gina Vor

Bubble In A Trouble 2

Gina Vor

Painting - 80 x 60 x 0.4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$907

Print, Untitled, Antoni Tapies

Untitled

Antoni Tapies

Print - 77 x 57 cm Print - 30.3 x 22.4 inch

$2,836

Painting, Yellow Abstract Diptych, Diptyque Abstrait Jaune, Gina Vor

Yellow Abstract Diptych, Diptyque Abstrait Jaune

Gina Vor

Painting - 39 x 58 x 0.2 cm Painting - 15.4 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch

$340

Painting, Moonlight, Gina Vor

Moonlight

Gina Vor

Painting - 30 x 24 x 0.4 cm Painting - 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.2 inch

$340

Print, Farandole 5, Hans Hartung

Farandole 5

Hans Hartung

Print - 49 x 74 cm Print - 19.3 x 29.1 inch

$1,702

Print, Farandole 4, Hans Hartung

Farandole 4

Hans Hartung

Print - 49 x 74 cm Print - 19.3 x 29.1 inch

$1,702

Painting, Tayssy, Sébastien Allart

Tayssy

Sébastien Allart

Painting - 81 x 65 x 2 cm Painting - 31.9 x 25.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,928

Spontaneous Lines

It is unsurprising that, historically, black as a color has been linked to somberness, melancholy and madness, but the history of this color is so much more nuanced than that. From the thick black strokes creating spontaneous lines in Edouard Manet's Music in the Tuileries (1862) to Anish Kapoor gaining the rights to Vantablack (the darkest shade of black at the time) in 2016, the use of black line has captured the artist's obsessions for centuries. Pierre Soulages used black line as a way to provide texture to his paintings, playing with how black and light interact upon the canvas. Whilst Mark Rothko revered the simplicity of color and line, and their rightful place in the history of abstract art, as a link between the emoting artist and their expression on the canvas – regardless of whether that emotion was dark or not. Line is the ultimate factor of definition and declaration, thus, unsurprisingly it is used instinctively by the artist. In Artsper's own selection of works, the likes of Moon Shin and Gérard Escougnou have been noted for their use of spontaneous lines. In fact, Escougnou uses black lines to emit vibrations from his work, with white used as a void or a moment of silence. Lines can cause the viewer to become introspective and reflective, a way for the viewer to relate to a work and the artist's reasons for creating it.

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