Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Sir Thomas Monnington: Design on a prism in black, grey, blue and red

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Sir Thomas Monnington:
Design on a prism in black, grey, blue and red

Framed (ref: 6496)
Pen and ink and watercolour
2 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. (7 x 12 cm)

Tags: Sir Thomas Monnington 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)


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