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Untitled

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Untitled

1955

Ben N. Nicholson

British, 1894-1982

Nicholson was a leading member of the British avant-garde, developing a highly analytical and abstract approach to form. In this work, an ambiguous image is created that at times can appear figural, celestial, even vegetal. Such a loosening of the rules of interpretation were central to Modernist concerns and encourage the viewer to plumb their own imaginations for answers.
Pencil and crayon on paper
Sheet h.: 10 1/2 in.
Sheet w.: 8 1/8 in.
Gift of Sidney and Anne Gerber
65.170
Provenance: Bequest of Sidney Gerber and give of Mrs. Gerber to Seattle Art Museum, November 11, 1965
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
location
Not currently on view

Resources

Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "International Abstraction: Making Painting Real", May 2, 2003 - February 29, 2004

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