Roger Hilton February 1954 1954

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Artist
Roger Hilton 1911–1975
Title
February 1954
Date 1954
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1270 x 1016 mm
frame: 1288 x 1035 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1970
Reference
T01230
Not on display

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Hilton made a number of paintings like this which were said to have been influenced by the work of Piet Mondrian. In Amsterdam a little earlier, Hilton had seen Mondrian’s abstract compositions of primary colours inserted into black and white grids. Hilton laid his paint on in thick areas which abut, avoiding any overlap or mixing of paint. In this way he stresses the physical presence of the painting as an object. Typically, however, one can still discern references to the human body; the black areas have been read as references to arms, legs and breasts.

February 2010

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