Artist: Ben Nicholson (1894 – 1982)
Completion Date: 1937
Style: Abstract Art
Media: Oil on canvas
Location: Tate Gallery, London
After his first visit to Piet Mondrian’s Paris studio in 1934, Nicholson wrote: ‘The thing I remembered most was the feeling of light … The feeling in his studio must have been not unlike the feeling in one of those hermit’s caves where lions used to go to have thorns taken out of their paws.’ Shortly afterwards Nicholson started to paint rectilinear arrangements in primary colours and tones of blue, grey and white.