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Painting/Maquette No 2 (Mixed Media)

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For much of his career, Hughes was a constructivist painter and draughtsman. This kind of constructivism was very important during the 1960s in Britain and elsewhere. Here, Hughes explores not only the arrangement of rectangles of different sizes, but also the harmony of colours applied on a white ground in carefully arranged areas of different density and dimensions.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



Painting/Maquette No 2 (Mixed Media)




oil & mixed media on paper, mounted on cardboard


H 35.8 x W 35.8 cm

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Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1979

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