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Fernando Zobel. ESCORIAL (1961), Jonathan and Stella Que Collection.
The fretwork of the Saeta compositions evolved into the painterly and vigorous gestures in Serie Negra paintings (1959-1962). In these black-and-white canvases, the energetic gestures resemble the paintings of Hans Hartung and Franz Kline but are balanced by the discipline and restraint of Japanese sumi-e, given Zóbel’s affinity with Zen Buddhism.

 

Other featured Serie Negra paintings in the exhibition: