|Mariales, 1960 - at TT|
|Catamurons, 1963 - at TT|
|Panse, 1985 - not at TT|
|Meun, 1968 - at TT|
The Meuns (1967-68), painted after Hantaï moved to village of Meun, are made from pieces of canvas folded on both sides to resemble sacks with large knots at the corners and a string at the centre. They are is painted in one colour on white before the unfolding.
Tabula (Terre Rose), 1975
|Tabula (rouge/noir), 1981 - at TT|
Blanc, 1973 - not at TT
|Tabula lilas, 1982 - not at TT|
There was also a chance to see Hantaï in action - via a screening of Jeanne Michel Meurice's documentary film of Hantai at 55 - what was most striking was how hands-on and \9he didn't seem in the best of health) exhausting the process of making the big Tabula was, with scenes of the tying up of canvas, use of a lawn roller to flatten the folds in place, emphsison the non-mechanical in the painting ('you have to feel the canvas', he said), and scenes of Hantai diving under the canvas to straighten it out... Bach and Cezanne ('colour is the place where brain and universe meet' was themost memorable Cezanne quote) emerged as his biggest inspirations.