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BETTINA WERNER Salt Queen

I SWEAR LOVE

1990
Artwork created with textured colorized salt technique invented by Bettina Werner in the early 80's

© Bettina Werner 1990

Description

I SWEAR LOVE

The water is sweet, the red tastes salty. The contrasting lines of colour stand out in two equal squares floating, like lain down banners, on the smooth surface of the lake: two masses, catching the eye from afar and signalling the lake by their visual strength. They are not fire but salt, red pigments of the sea, contrasting with the smoothness of the lake. The square of coarse salt has a slightly different tone to that of his fine-salt counterpart. But both deploy strongly their similarity of colour. Here the sharpness of contrasts brings its presence out. The dry pigment, the deep red indicate the barren and twin harshness of their territories dominating with all the rigour of their motionless angles the fluidity of the waters, the moist evanescent vapours and the tones mixing with the ever-changing reflections.


Michel Baudson

Full Artwork Details
Artist: BETTINA WERNER Salt Queen
Title: I SWEAR LOVE
Date: 1990
Medium: Artwork created with textured colorized salt technique invented by Bettina Werner in the early 80's
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Copyright: Bettina Werner 1990
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