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Title

Painting no 9

1959


Artist

Ralph Balson

Australia

12 Aug 1890 - 1964


About

I have long held the belief that the arts of man are his expression in terms of a particular medium of his concept of the universe…

The concept of relativity, the vision of it I get as a painter fascinates me. A Universe without beginning, without end. A continuous creating, destroying, and expanding movement, its one constant the speed of light. (The Space Age). …

I can realize that the energy, the atoms that reach us from the sun is the source, the rhythm of existence, and the very narrow band, the spectrum, is all we can ever hope to have to try and reach a small amount of the rhythm and relativity of the universe with the substance of paint.

Ralph Balson, 1960


Details


Place where the work was made

Pagewood Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1959


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on hardboard


Dimensions

137.0 x 137.0 cm board; 140.4 x 140.4 x 5.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, orange synthetic polymer paint "R Balson/ 59".


Credit

Purchased 1960


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA1.1960


Artist information

Ralph Balson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

17


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history