Ben Nicholson OM1922 (bread) 1922

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Artwork details

Artist
Ben Nicholson OM (1894‑1982)
Title
1922 (bread)
Date 1922
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 685 x 756 mm frame: 740 x 813 x 55 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased from funds provided by the Patrons of British Art 2003
Reference
T07955
Not on display

Summary

Nicholson painted this study of still life arranged on a table top in the early 1920s, while staying in Switzerland. The table’s surface slopes sharply upwards towards a corner, making the space seem compressed and the objects almost appear to be standing on top of one another. On the table the still life consists of an arrangement of breakfast items: five loaves of bread, several bowls and a milkpan with milk visible inside it. The handle of the pan seems to push beyond the picture plane. In the background, the loaves are positioned curiously on their ends resulting in a cluster of strong, vertical forms… (read more)

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