Untitled # 5, oil stick, pastel and acrylic paint on paper, 10 1/4" x 13 3/4"
In Black and White: The Last Works
January 26, 2012
6pm - 8pm
Exhibition dates: January 27 - March 10
Gallery Hours: Daily 10am - 6pm
Of related interest: Our 2007 exhibition, Vita Petersen: Recent Paintings
Vita Petersen was a natural colorist. For a colorist to leave the epic spread of the color spectrum and revert to those two extreme tonal dynamics--black and white--is always highly significant. Black and white is most often associated with drawing, and only rarely with the experience of color. It takes ...
Untitled # 5, Oil stick, pastel and acrylic paint on paper 10 1/4" x 13 3/4" Untitled # 18, Oil stick, pastel and acrylic paint on paper 12 1/4" x 16 ...
Vita Petersen was born in 1915 to a family prominent in German history and politics. Her mother was the direct descendent of the 18th century Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn; her father was Secretary of State in the 1920’s. Her brother, the art historian Otto von Simson, is best known for ...