Gottfried Honegger Métamorphoses

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Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

French version only

Hardback, 22 × 28 cm, 76 pages, 60 color reproductions

Interview with Gottfried Honegger
Text by Hélène Kelmachter

ISBN: 978-2-74272-243-3

Publication: April 1999

About the publication

Born in Zurich in 1917, Gottfried Honegger is a major figure in Concrete art who combines the pedagogical dimension of art with thoughts on the role of the artist in society. Trained as a decorator, this graphic designer, painter, and sculptor quickly erased the borders between creative realms.
The Métamorphose exhibition catalog retraces his artistic path. In the 1950s his canvases were the synthesis of the emotional and the rational, but from 1960 he developed a rigorously defined geometric system of colors and formal elements. The catalog also highlights the artist’s research on color and space through the series of enameled steel sculptures, with their pure tones and slender volumes, realized for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in 1999.