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George Barker

(Australia 22 Oct 1942 – )

Kandinsky's table
Place of origin
StanmoreSydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
colour screenprint on white BFK Rives paper

63.4 x 57.2 cm image; 79.9 x 59.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Barker 1978".
Purchased 1978
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Tables can be thought of as concrete objects, or as abstract lists.

'Kandinsky's table' conflates the two meanings of the word; combining the drawn table with a visual "list" (or table) of colours which Kandinsky theorised as represented by geometric forms.

These colours - portrayed in the upper section as though on an artist's palette - are mapped (or listed) to their respective solid forms in the lower section by the small graph paper images above them. There is a deliberate visual ambiguity between the physical location of the crosses in the graphs and the colours used to depict them.

Artist's statement, 2006

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Bibliography (1)

Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.

Exhibition history (2)

Contemporary Australian Drawings and Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1980–01 Jun 1980

Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:

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