Ben Nicholson

March 1963 (Archimedes)

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About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Ben NicholsonEnglish (1894 - 1982)
  • title:
    March 1963 (Archimedes)
  • date created:
    March 1963
  • materials:
    Oil on paper on board
  • measurements:
    (framed: 54.00 x 46.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4883
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson