Hartung, Hans häns här´to͝ong [key], 1904–89, French painter, b. Germany. Hartung rejected the early influence of German expressionism and developed an entirely abstract style in which a strong linear element creates a rhythmic unity. In his works black lines are grouped together in bunches on a luminescent background. Characteristic is his Composition (1951 Cavellini Coll., Brescia).
See study by U. Apollonio (tr. 1973).
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