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1932–40 (still-life)

© Angela Verren Taunt. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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Nicholson returned to painting Cubist-inspired still lifes in the 1940s. In this work the flattened planar representation of the table-top objects contrasts with the textural ground on which they are depicted. This creates a complex spatial structure within the image. Pared-back underpainting against flat areas of colour became a distinguishing feature of Nicholson's work. This developed out of his practice of reworking earlier paintings.

The Pier Arts Centre


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil & pencil on canvas

  • Measurements

    56 x 69 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 40

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979


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