Peter Joseph No. 55 Green with Dark Blue Surround 1981

Artwork details

Artist
Peter Joseph born 1929
Title
No. 55 Green with Dark Blue Surround
Date 1981
Medium Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1648 x 1876 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
T03467
Not on display

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From the early 1970s, Peter Joseph made paintings

that followed a basic format: a central rectangle of colour surrounded by a border of a darker hue. His quiet and subtle paintings are inspired by such things as a sonata by Schubert or a shadow beneath a tree. Joseph has explained: ‘There is little space left in the industry of art exhibiting for a dream or reverie. What you see in my work is perhaps a momentary attempt to establish this space.’

February 2010

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