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Since 1973, Claude Rutault (born 1941 in Trois Moutiers, lives and works in Vaucresson, France) uses a simple method to create new artworks, using statements which he calls “definitions/methods”, later abbreviated to “d/m”, then, more recently “dm”. A definition/method is a text, describing a procedure that makes it possible to realize a painting by the artist. Using the original statement: “a canvas, stretched on a frame, painted the same colour as the wall on which it is hung”, Claude Rutault has produced a large body of written work which argue for the specific nature of painting through an analysis of its materiality, its history and its different functions.

See also Marie-Hélène Breuil: Claude Rutault – L'Inventaire.
Text Dominique Bozo, Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot, Serge Lemoine.
published in 1992
French edition
23 x 27,5 cm
158 pages (43 colour & 45 b/w ill.)
34.00 17.00
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