Auguste HerbinNude 1960

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Artist
Auguste Herbin (1882‑1960)
Title
Nude
Nu
Date 1960
MediumGouache on board
Dimensionssupport: 479 x 381 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00517
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Auguste Herbin 1882-1960

T00517 NUE1960

Inscribed '"nue"' b.l. and 'herbin 1960' b.r.
Gouache, 18 7/8 x 15 (48 x 38) on card 25 x 20 (63.5 x 50.8)
Purchased from the Hanover Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1962
Prov:With Galerie Denise René, Paris (purchased from the artist); with Hanover Gallery, London
Exh:Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings, Hanover Gallery, London, May-June 1962 (10, repr.)
Repr:Cyril Barrett, Op Art(London 1970), pl.55

This picture, like all Herbin's late works, was painted according to the system which he set out in his book L'Art Non-Figuratif Non-Objectifpublished in 1949; it was based on correspondences between colours, forms, letters of the alphabet and musical notes. His practice was to take the letters of a word such as 'mer', 'non' or 'midi' as his starting-point for a completely abstract composition… (read more)

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