Ralph Balson1890 - 1964 Constructive painting 1951
- oil on board
Ralph Balson is celebrated as one of the founders of Australian abstraction.
Uncompromising in its emphasis on form and structure, this geometric composition is one of the finest examples of Balson's distinctive style. Balson shows us the skeleton of painting as a means of explaining the importance of structure in the creation of aesthetically pleasing compositions. Coloured rectangles are arranged side by side and in layers to create harmonies of tone and the suggestion of forms that recede and project forward like objects in space.