Daniel Lergon Crimson12.04.2019 - 28.06.2019
All pictures in Crimson are painted with a single pigment, an alizarin crimson. And as in earlier paintings with phthalo green, the background plays an important role. It is carefully prepared. It serves to ›open‹ the pigment, to prepare its richness of nuances for the painterly plan, to make it visible and to use it. A neon yellow primer was used here, the traces of which are clearly visible at the edges of the painting.
The colour spectrum of alizarin crimson ranges from a heavy dark brown to a fiery red.It com-bines with the yellow of the background to form, among other things, an orange-red, which is the complementary colour to phthalo green.