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1945 (2 circles)

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

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The interlocking forms of this abstract painting appear to relate to Nicholson's austere abstractions and reliefs of the 1930s, but the overlapping shapes and the abandonment of a strict right-angle grid in the composition are innovations of the late 1940s. The increasingly complicated pictorial and spatial relationships in Nicholson's work at this time suggest his renewed interest in still life and Cubism.

The Pier Arts Centre


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas on board

  • Measurements

    48 x 45.2 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 46

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979


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