Modern British Art by Sir Thomas Monnington: Design on a prism in orange, yellow, grey and green, circa 1970 | www.LLFA.uk

picture

Hover over the painting to magnify

picture


 SOLD

 

See all works by Sir Thomas Monnington

Sir Thomas Monnington:
Design on a prism in orange, yellow, grey and green, circa 1970

Framed (ref: 6493)
Pen and ink and watercolour

2 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (6.3 x 11.5 cm)

Tags: design Abstract Art



Provenance: The Artist's Family





When the Tate purchased Monnington’s Square Design (1967) he spoke of his abstract paintings as “direct descendants from my ceiling painting in the Council House, Bristol, which was my first departure from purely representational painting. Since them I have been increasingly interested in the subdivisions of surface areas contained in equilateral rectangles (squares) and rectangles derived from square roots. These two-dimensional mathematical relationships suggest to me dimensions in depth, and provide a discipline which at the present time I find as necessary and interesting as that imposed previously in representational painting... You can cut out the blurb if you wish, but I was trying for my own edification to put into words what I think I have been trying to do in the last ten years”, (letter of 12th June 1968) 


Share on instagram  Share on Twitter  Share on Google +  Share on Pinterest  Share by mail