Ivon Hitchens Triangle to Beyond 1936

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Artist
Ivon Hitchens 1893–1979
Title
Triangle to Beyond
Date 1936
Medium Oil paint on canvas and wood
Dimensions Object: 762 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03124
Not on display

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In 1934 Hitchens contributed to the exhibition 'Objective Abstractions' at the Zwemmer Gallery, with artists such as Victor Pasmore and Rodrigo Moynihan. They aimed to evolve a non-representational art by focusing objectively on the process of painting. 'Triangle to Beyond', of 1936, is actually closer to non-representational painting than any of the works Hitchens had exhibited in 1934 and is probably the only three-dimensional work he ever produced. He was always intrigued by evidence of life beyond earth and the idea of a universal order and purpose. These may have been his subject on this occasion.

September 2004

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