Franz Gertsch, who will already be 92 years old in March 2022, painted his last five large-format paintings with genuine ultramarine blue pigment, which is extracted from the semi-precious lapis lazuli stone mined in Afghanistan. For "Grasses VIII" he even used the highest quality form, Fra Angelico blue produced according to an old recipe. We are looking here at a late work in which the motifs that have been familiar for decades, grasses, butterbur and forest landscapes, are immersed in one hue, blue.
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© Franz Gertsch
Blue forest path (Campiglia Marittima)