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Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art

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Ivon Hitchens
1893-1979
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signed; also signed, titled, dated 1971 and inscribed on a label attached to the stretcher bar
oil on canvas
41 by 75cm.; 16 by 29½in.
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Provenance

Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by a Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Description

'It is not the subject that truly interests me, but the many possible ways, and finally the only possible way of expressing it. Setting up canvas and box in all weathers, I seek first to unravel the essential meaning of my subject, which is synonymous with its structure, and to understand my own psychological reactions to it. Next I must decide how best it can be rendered in paint, not by a literal copying of objects but by combinations and juxtapositions of lines, forms, planes, tones, colours etc., such as will have an aesthetic meaning when put on canvas' (Ivon Hitchens, personal memorandum, circa 1954)

Modern & Post-War British Art

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Londres