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
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".
Not on display
© George Barker
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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:
Referenced in 1 publication
Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.