Ben Nicholson OM June 1937 (painting) 1937

Artwork details

Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
June 1937 (painting)
Date 1937
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1594 x 2013 mm
frame: 1689 x 2100 x 77 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1955
Not on display

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After his first visit to Piet Mondrian’s Paris studio in 1934, Nicholson wrote: ‘[T]he thing I remembered most was the feeling of light ... The feeling in his studio must have been not unlike the feeling in one of those hermit’s caves where lions used to go to have thorns taken out of their paws.’ Shortly afterwards Nicholson started to paint rectilinear arrangements in primary colours and tones of blue, grey and white.

February 2010