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Chateau Feu by Gustave Singier

Chateau Feu by Gustave Singier
Accession Code: wu0185
Title: Chateau Feu
Date completed: 1959
Medium: Prints
Location Description: Law
Location Floor: 2

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Singier was influenced by Klee and Kandinsky who proposed that folk art, children's drawings and non-western art were spiritually superior to the Western realistic tradition. These ideas led Singier to simplify his compositions to rhythmically bold shapes on a brightly coloured ground. His works appear to be abstract but they are based on recollections and motifs he had seen, usually an impression of a landscape. Singier saw his works as poetic metaphors in their use of rich and sensuous colour.