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Title

Kandinsky's table

1978

Artist

George Barker

Australia

22 Oct 1942 –

  • 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
    Copyright
    © George Barker

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    Artist information
    George Barker

    Works in the collection

    6

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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