T00567 RELIEF CONSTRUCTION 1960–2
Inscr. ‘Anthony Hill 1960’ on back of hardboard.
Rigid vinyl laminate (RVL) and aluminium angle sections bolted to a hardboard base and wooden frame, 43 1/2×36×1 7/8 (110·75×91·5×4·75).
Purchased from the I.C.A. (Grant-in-Aid) 1963.
Exh: Anthony Hill, Gillian Wise, I.C.A., February–March 1963 (7).
In this work, one of a series of constructions begun in 1960, the artist has planned the elements of the construction in accordance with the precise dictates of a mathematical formula, using a module as the basic determining unit of proportion. The artist has used modern industrial materials such as plastic and mass-produced aluminium angle sections to enable him to obtain greater precision of design and to demonstrate that these materials can be combined to form aesthetically satisfying works of art…