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1944–5 (painted relief)

© Angela Verren Taunt. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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The muted colours and square grid composition of this relief emphasise stillness and surface. Through the tonal palette of oatmeal, grey, black and white, Nicholson creates spatial relationships that both emphasise and contradict the real space of the shallow relief. Increasingly during the late 1940s Nicholson's focus turned towards still life and landscape subjects, and this is one of relatively few reliefs made at that time.

The Pier Arts Centre


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on carved board

  • Measurements

    74 x 75.7 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 45

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979


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