October 1965
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October 1965 October 1965
Still lifes remained a continuous source of inspiration in Nicholson’s oeuvre. This work is an example of the artist’s masterly distillation of the object to a single line, which evokes form and space. It also demonstrates a method of working where the artist would adhere one of his drawings to a primed board. The result bears similarities to his relief works, yet it retains the unique qualities of oil wash and pencil on paper.

Glossary Open


French term which is used to refer to an artist's total body of work.


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

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.


A transparent layer of diluted ink or watercolour.

Oeuvre, Relief, Still life, Wash


  • Acc. No. GMA 4886
  • Medium Pencil and oil wash on paper on board
  • Size Paper: 49.00 x 38.00 cm (framed: 66.00 x 67.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007