Barbican Art Gallery (London, UK): Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-65
- Nigel Henderson 1917–1985
- Printed and painted paper on wood
- Support, secondary: 1230 × 1220 mm
frame: 1335 × 1335 × 57 mm
- Presented by the Estate of Nigel Henderson 2010
Henderson studied biology at Chelsea Polytechnic in the mid-1930s. During this time, he practised dissection, studied matter through a microscope and became fascinated by the layered structure of plant and animal tissues. This collage focuses on living organisms and their internal systems and intricate forms. It was shown with the adjacent work as part of an installation entitled Patio and Pavilion in 1956. Photographs of the installation can be seen in a showcase in this display.
Gallery label, December 2019
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