Julius Bissier

A. 15 April 64

About this artwork

This is one of Bissier's late works. It is painted in tempera on a cloth prepared by the artist, which is the reason for its uneven edge. Bissier mixed his own pigments to produce rich, transparent colours. Influenced by oriental paintings, Bissier applied paint delicately, with a similar importance placed on line. The delicate, abstract qualities of this painting are balanced by the use of strong areas of colour. Bissier's works tend not to be either fully abstract or figurative but the shapes in his paintings often suggest everyday objects.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    A. 15 April 64
  • date created:
    1964
  • materials:
    Tempera on batiste
  • measurements:
    44.50 x 58.80 cm (framed: 74.50 x 87.50 x 3.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1970
  • accession number:
    GMA 1106
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Julius Bissier

Julius Bissier