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Small Red Square with Green and Yellow

© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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'Small Red Square with Green and Yellow' is composed of an arrangement of coloured, irregular rectilinear forms. The layering and proximity of these oblong forms create an illusion of depth through their tonal and chromatic interrelationships. This is further emphasised through the varied paint densities Heron uses.

Heron was instrumental in introducing American Abstract Expressionism to Britain and was a friend of the influential critic Clement Greenberg.

The Pier Arts Centre


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    50.6 x 40.6 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 26

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979


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