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‘In my walks along the Durance and Celliers de Rousset streams, in the Alps, I was attracted by the stones, which were there in large quantities. These stones have this peculiarity, which one sees on their grey-black-slate bottoms, white lines holding well to the whole. The desire to conquer this effect of great beauty was immediately imposed on me, and immediately began experimentally researching the laws of this extraordinary assemblage. It was then that the idea of the candle came to me and I believe that its use is most fortunate to obtain from this data a drawn image, the marriage of white and black on a surface’ – Victor Brauner, June 1943.
Ref: (Brauner, quoted in D. Semin, Victor Brauner, Paris, 1990, p. 109)