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Studio Still Life with Clear Bottle
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Studio Still Life with Clear Bottle About 1967

Not on display

This unusual photograph by Vogler shows two pieces of work by her husband, the artist Ben Nicholson, combined into a still life arrangement. Although more noted for her landscape photographs taken during her travels, this work does embody her interest in abstract patterns and unusual compositions. In her positioning of the camera, Vogler distorts the perspective and makes the foreground out of focus. The clear glass bottle continues this idea of distortion by slightly warping the line in Nicholson’s work behind it.

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.


The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.


The principle of representing depth on a flat surface so that items further away from the eye appear smaller and parallel lines appear to converge.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Abstract art, Composition, Perspective, Still life


  • Acc. No. GMA 4917
  • Medium Colour photograph
  • Size 32.00 x 49.00 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007