Victor Pasmore
Abstract in White, Grey and Ochre 1949

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Victor Pasmore 1908–1998
Abstract in White, Grey and Ochre
Date 1949
Medium Graphite, paper and printed paper on canvas
Dimensions Support: 407 x 509 x 18 mm
Acquisition Presented by John Piper 1956
Not on display

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This was made shortly after Pasmore's first abstract collage, during a transitional phase in his career. The structures and patterns, shapes and colours of his landscape - inspired paintings had evolved into a formal vocabulary, and Pasmore began to work in a more abstract manner. While he was also making paintings based on square or spiral forms, a major line of investigation during this time was collage in the Cubist manner, which he developed between 1949-53. Here he used scraps of coloured paper and newsprint to give a new reality, that is an anti-illusionistic content, to his compositions.

September 2004

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