At the peak of his fame, this 20th century artist abruptly abandoned the style that launched him into the limelight and Polarized critics.
Who is this artist and what's the name of the style he abandoned?
"When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been
about. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc.,
because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come
through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the
result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and
take, and the painting comes out well."