Paule Vézelay
Forms on Grey 1935

Artwork details

Artist
Paule Vézelay 1892–1984
Title
Forms on Grey
Date 1935
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1299 x 971 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by the artist 1985
Reference
T03955
Not on display

Display caption

Paule Vézelay lived in Paris between 1926 and 1939, changing her name from Marjorie Watson-Williams to obscure her gender and nationality. In 1934 she joined and exhibited with Abstraction-Création, a loosely knit organisation of artists in Paris dedicated to the defence of non-figurative art. Although the objects depicted in this painting suggest abstracted objects from a still-life setting, such as vases or bowls, Vézelay consistently denied that the forms in her paintings were derived from nature but were instead wholly invented.

April 2012

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