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Title

Kandinsky's table


Artist

George Barker

Australia

22 Oct 1942 -


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Stanmore Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1978


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on white BFK Rives paper


Edition

4/10


Dimensions

63.4 x 57.2 cm image; 79.9 x 59.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Barker 1978".


Credit

Purchased 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

218.1978


Artist information

George Barker

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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