Ben Nicholson

October 1964 (stone blocks, 2 circles and red)

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About this artwork

On his trips to Greece in 1959 and 1961, Nicholson was particularly impressed by the many architectural fragments and stone blocks which were strewn about the ancient archaeological sites. He made numerous drawings of these motifs. The title of this work suggests a link to that series of works. It is an example of a common method of working where Nicholson would work on a piece of paper then adhere it to a primed board. The result is 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 the artist would continue to explore through printmaking from 1965.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Ben NicholsonEnglish (1894 - 1982)
  • title:
    October 1964 (stone blocks, 2 circles and red)
  • date created:
    1964
  • materials:
    Oil on paper, laid on board
  • measurements:
    (framed: 54.30 x 56.20 x 5.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4884
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson