Forms on a Horizontal Surface

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Abstract painting consisting of geometric blocks of colour overlapping, as well as lines intersecting at different angles. Reminiscent of collage, this painting technique suggests a spontaneous method of creation. The colours range from grey, blue, white, yellow to pewter. Various representational forms seem to emerge such as window/door structures. That paint application is thick and probably applied with a pallet knife to achieve such a range of stark, geometric angles.

Manchester Art Gallery



Forms on a Horizontal Surface


oil on hardboard


H 46.1 x W 63.3 cm

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purchased from Austin Howard Davies, 1960

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