Victor Pasmore Abstract in White, Black, Indian and Lilac 1957

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Artist
Victor Pasmore 1908–1998
Title
Abstract in White, Black, Indian and Lilac
Date 1957
Medium Painted wood
Dimensions Object: 1067 x 1168 x 32 mm
frame: 1557 x 1527 x 144 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1958
Reference
T00166
Not on display

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Pasmore believed that art derived from nature, and specifically from its underlying processes and structures rather than its surface appearance. In his reliefs Pasmore brought ideas of growth and abstract harmony into three dimensions. He rejected tilted elements because they were not organic developments of the rectangles in the way that horizontals and verticals are. He added: Geometry, though subject to the quoi of personal judgment, is a guide to the organic process.

August 2004

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