Anthony Hill
Relief Construction 1960–2

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Anthony Hill born 1930
Relief Construction
Date 1960–2
Medium Aluminium and plastic on hardboard
Dimensions Object: 1105 x 914 x 48 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1963
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1960

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Hill was among the youngest of a group who, in the early 1950s, had revived an idealist abstract art. This is one of a series of reliefs in which the elements were planned using a precise mathematical formula and a module as the basic determining unit of proportion. New mass-produced materials, such as plastic and aluminium angle sections, create a sense of illusionist space through precision of design. Hill commented: ‘Synthetic materials and other materials like glass and metal in their machine states gives the abstract artist a new and important group of media and it is with these materials that “Constructionist” conceptions can be realized and developed.

September 2016

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