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© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Piper experimented with abstract compositions of form and colour between 1934 and 1938. This painting was illustrated in 1936 in the magazine on abstract art, ‘Axis’, then edited by his wife Myfanwy. The same year Piper expressed the hope that abstract painting would become 'lucid and popular, not in the least highbrow'. After abandoning abstraction in favour of neo-romantic landscape painting, he regarded these early compositions as 'exercises'.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas on board

  • Measurements

    40.7 x 30.2 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 2094

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Anthony D'Offay Gallery, 1977


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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