Victor Pasmore Square Motif, Blue and Gold: The Eclipse 1950

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Artist
Victor Pasmore 1908–1998
Title
Square Motif, Blue and Gold: The Eclipse
Date 1950
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 457 x 610 mm
frame: 750 x 895 x 120 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1951
Reference
N05974
Not on display

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Most of Pasmore's 'square motif' works date from 1948-50. They are constructions of found elements such as spirals, rectangles, triangles and circles which, although they suggest nature, are not obviously descriptive. The way the elements are combined suggested particular associations or emotions to the artist as he worked. Although he sought to organize and unite the compositions, he has stressed that he wished to express human feelings, not abstract ideas.

August 2004

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