George Barker

(Australia 22 Oct 1942 – )

Kandinsky's table

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Place of origin
Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1978
Media
Print
Medium
colour screenprint on white BFK Rives paper
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
Accession number
218.1978