by Mikkal Noptek September. 15, 2013 3044 views

August 23, 2013

Simon Hantaï (born 7 December 1922, Bia, Hungary ?? died in Paris, 12 September 2008; took French nationality in 1966) is a painter generally associated with abstract art.

Hantaï produced his first Tabulas in 1974. They are the most geometric work he produced, the most rigorously abstract, and also the most minimalist. Using a monochrome acrylic colour, he produced the series of large format works based on theme of squares, repeated infinitely, and experimented with modern mathematical theories by fusing rules and chance. No purely formal approach to art emerges from the Tabulas, however. Their inspiration is much more intimate. It comes from a far-off land, Hungary, the artist's homeland, and especially from his mother Anna and the traditional apron he was used to seeing her wear, a strange waxed apron with the regular, geometric, folds which the artist would inherit when his mother died in 1963. An unusual fold, a mother's fold, a protective fold. And, one day, the apron would become a Tabula.

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Sara G 7 years, 8 months ago

Amazing and interesting. I like #3

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Josy 7 years, 8 months ago

Fascinant et merci pour ces explications...

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Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 8 months ago

These make a great dramatic statement.

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Kenny H 7 years, 8 months ago

great post and report!

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Finbarr 7 years, 8 months ago

Excellent captures !

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