Best known for superimposing successive layers of dark paint on photographs, covering pre-existing images, Arnulf Rainer has also developed this technique with an immense variety of bright colors such as red, blue, green or yellow, which are part of his mode of expression.

With works from 1992 to 2015, Rot, Blau, Gelb explores this use of color and also the artist’s way of applying it. If the gestural, violent and energetic use of physical force, through the use of the hands, was the protagonist of the 70s and 80s, from the 90s onwards Arnulf Rainer also incorporated a more transparent use of paint, through use not only of the hands but of wide brushes to apply the paint in the form of veils, which coexists with the use of the hands or punches.