Vibration of Light

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Oct 30 2022


Category: Europe, Italy

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During the Venice Biennale art works by Heinz Mack are shown in the ‘Sala Sansoviniana’ of the old Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Mack is one of the founders of ZERO (1957), a group of artists with a preference for painting in monochrome, to distance themselves from the abstract expressionism of their contemporaries. They aimed for a new beginning in order to explore the working and perception of light.

The picture shows a number of paintings, called chromatic constellations, that date from 1998 (in the back) to 2020 (front left). After half a century Mack lets himself still be inspired by the principles of ZERO. An interesting confrontation with the paintings of Veronese, Schiavone and others in the semidarkness on the ceiling and walls of the hall.

Photo of the week: Heinz Mack, ‘Vibration of Light’, Chromatic Constellations (1998-2020) and Mirror Object (2022), Museo Correr, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice Biennale, Italy 2022

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