Nigel Henderson

Collage for ‘Patio and Pavilion’ (the growth of plant forms)

1956

On loan

Barbican Art Gallery (London, UK): Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-65

Artist
Nigel Henderson 1917–1985
Medium
Printed and painted paper on wood
Dimensions
Support, secondary: 1230 × 1220 mm
frame: 1335 × 1335 × 57 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Estate of Nigel Henderson 2010
Reference
T13304

Display caption

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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