Marlow Moss
Composition in Yellow, Black and White 1949

Artwork details

Marlow Moss 1889–1958
Composition in Yellow, Black and White
Date 1949
Medium Oil paint and wood on canvas
Dimensions Object: 508 x 356 x 6 mm
frame: 616 x 465 x 54 mm
Acquisition Presented by Miss Erica Brausen 1969
Not on display

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Marlow Moss wrote, ‘I am no painter, I don’t see form, I only see space, movement and light’. She adopted the three-dimensional relief form, perhaps as an escape from the black structural grids familiar from the paintings of artists like Piet Mondrian, initially working only in white. Here, the composition is controlled by the two planes of black, which counterbalance the vertical lines. The white three-dimensional lines create variations of light, and the glow of the yellow, walled in by the relief, casts a sheen onto the white ground.

November 2015

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