Ben Nicholson OMJune 1937 (painting) 1937

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Artist
Ben Nicholson OM (1894‑1982)
Title
June 1937 (painting)
Date 1937
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1594 x 2013 mm frame: 1689 x 2100 x 77 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1955
Reference
T00050
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

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