Complimentary Harmony
13.5" x 18.5"
Framed: 22.625" x 27"
Works on Paper, oil on paper
Signed, dated and location lower right
Whether Hiler entitled his woks "Some Directions" and "Dimensions of Color", "Complementary Harmony", Light Shades", "Triad", "Violet Ovals", "Black, White and Scarlet Permutations" or even "A Structure of Green", this visionary sees the rotation of the stars, describes the movements of the heavenly bodies freeing us from the mediocrity of material life, allow us to escape from its contingencies and transporting us into a cosmic environment. The sphere in which cantatas and fugues vibrate, including all the colors of the spectrum and all those derived from them, full colors, half-tones and quarter-tones, are those of sideral space which transcend common measurements and suggest the infinite.

Hilaire Hiler and Structuralism
Waldemar George

About the Artist
(1898 - 1966)
Throughout his career, Hilaire Hiler was fascinated by color, design, and abstraction. His early work – from his time in Paris in the 1920's – was primitivistic and semi-abstract in style. In the 1930's, he experimented with Native American themes, though his work became increasingly abstract over time. By the 1940's, he was moving into the style of work for which he is best-known, a style which Hiler termed “Structuralism.” Hiler’s theory of Structuralism embodied a kind of “scientific analysis of color-form," as it was described by the art critic and theorist Waldemar George.

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