Michael Moon b. 1937
T01255 Untitled 1970
Acrylic on strips of white’ Formica Plycore Beauty board’, mounted on board 96 x 120 (224 x 305). Purchased from the artist through the Waddington Galleries (Knapping Fund and Mara Savic Bequest) 1970.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, November 1970 (no catalogue).
The following notes, approved by the artist, are based on an interview with him on 17 February 1972.
Moon first started painting in an area directly related to the concerns of T01255 in late 1967, when he made a painting, which he still owns, consisting of a single surface across which was painted a single tonal progression from white to black. In his next painting (coll. Leslie Waddington), which consisted of red, yellow and blue only, the colours are disposed in vertical bands, each of a single hue, but this whole scheme of vertical bands was itself divided into six horizontal bands, according to strength of hue. The progression of colour-strength from weakest (lop band) to strongest (bottom band) was regular, and was worked out by augmenting the amount of medium progressively, according to strictly numerical values…