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1940–43 (two forms)

© Angela Verren Taunt. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Under the influence of the Dutch pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian, Nicholson became the most uncompromising British modernist. Between 1933 and 1945 he investigated form and space through abstract arrangements of circles and rectangles. Here, the overall effect is of lightness and clarity. The dark passages are surrounded with lighter hues and the large rectangle at the right is pierced by a white block.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

  • Date

    1940–1943

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    60.5 x 59.5 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 2036

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1975

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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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