Michael KidnerColumn in Front of its Own Image II 1971

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Artist
Michael Kidner (1917‑2009)
Title
Column in Front of its Own Image II
Date 1971
MediumFibreglass, resin on wooden base and acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2286 x 1524 x 45 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2001
Reference
T07791
Not on display

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One of Michael Kidner’s earliest attempts at working in three dimensions, Column in Front of its Own Image II consists of a painting and a fibreglass column on a small, square wooden base. The column is related to the painting and the artist has said that the column is to be shown on a plinth in proximity to the painting.

Towards the end of the 1950s Kidner became concerned with making abstract paintings that employed the repetition of simple forms and colour in order to achieve optical illusions, such as vibrating effects, moiré patterns, an exaggerated sense of depth, foreground-background confusion and impression of movement… (read more)

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