Roger HiltonUntitled 1953

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Artist
Roger Hilton (1911‑1975)
Title
Untitled
Date 1953
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 362 x 705 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01932
Not on display

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Although abstract, Hilton's work during the early 1950s has an impressionistic quality inspired by Bonnard's garden paintings. In 1953 Hilton's painting changed dramatically. Following a visit to Amsterdam and the Hague, where he was able to study Mondrian's painting, his ideas regarding space, form and colour were revolutionised. He ceased to regard the painting surface as if it was a window. Instead the forms are built up on it, emphasising its flatness. He also greatly simplified his use of shape and colour, restricting himself, as in this painting, to lines and squares in primary colours and black and white… (read more)

August 2004

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