George Barker

(Australia 22 Oct 1942 – )

Kandinsky's table

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
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".
Purchased 1978
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