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Rainbow Brushes, Installation view exhibition, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008

Rainbow Brushes, 2008
Wooden Paint brushes with pig hair, Acrylic paint, Variable dimensions

Rainbows found in landscape painting in the past 1600 years were discovered to vary greatly in color and and order of hues.  Some of the rainbows in fact had little to do with the scientific analysis of the rainbow and reflected instead cultural factors, like the colors of clothes worn by the king.  Acrylic paint was first used to copy a section of a found rainbow upon a piece of 3 meters Fabriano paper.  Next a large 13 or 15 inch brushes were pulled through the paint in one brushstroke to create the painting.  This process left an afterimage of paint on the brush and the brushcs were hung on the wall.

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Rainbow Brushes, Peter-Paul Rubens 1636, one rainbow brush with acrylic paint, 13 x 6 inches and three 8 x10 inches drawings , Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008

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Rainbow Brush, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008

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Millais 1854/1856, Rainbow Brush, 15 x 8 inches, performative pull 3 m x 0.7m, horsehair brush with acrylic paint, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008

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Millais 1854/1856, Rainbow Brush, 15 x 8 inches, performative pull 3 m x 0.7m, horsehair brush with acrylic paint, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008

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3 rainbow brushes, detail from exhibit at Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008

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Rainbow Brushes, Magnus Müller Gallery, Berlin, 2008