Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart Composition No. 15 1925

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Artist
Title
Composition No. 15
Date 1925
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1499 x 1251 mm
frame: 1541 x 1290 x 48 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1971
Reference
T01474

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Vordemberge-Gildewart was one of the first painters to work throughout his career in an abstract style. In 1924 he became a member of the De Stijl group and in 1932 he joined the Abstraction-Création group in Paris. Trained in interior design and architecture, Vordemberge initially made reliefs and sculptures. By 1923, he wrote, he 'started making deliberate use of colour' in making paintings. This is one of his earliest paintings and exemplifies what he called 'Absolute art'; namely art without content or object. Colour, form, contrast and space were the only objects.

April 2012

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