March 1963 (Archimedes)
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March 1963 (Archimedes) March 1963
This work is an example of a technique used by Nicholson where he would work on a piece of paper then adhere it to a primed board. The result is more akin to his relief works, yet it retains the qualities of oil wash and pencil on paper. The irregular shape of the paper is a format that Nicholson continued to explore through printmaking from 1965. The circle is also a feature in much of Nicholson’s work of this time but here it is given greater authority through the title - Archimedes (about 287-212 BC) was a Greek mathematician and philosopher who wrote important works on geometry.

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Print

An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

Relief

A form of sculpture where the image or design projects from a flat surface types of which include, bas-relief or low relief.

Wash

A transparent layer of diluted ink or watercolour.

Print, Relief, Wash

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4883
  • Medium Oil on paper on board
  • Size (framed: 54.00 x 46.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007