Ben Nicholson

October 1965

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About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Ben NicholsonEnglish (1894 - 1982)
  • title:
    October 1965
  • date created:
    October 1965
  • materials:
    Pencil and oil wash on paper on board
  • measurements:
    Paper: 49.00 x 38.00 cm (framed: 66.00 x 67.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4886
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson