An image of Frontal 2

Michael Johnson

(Australia 1938 – )

Frontal 2

Other titles:
Frontal II, Frontal Two
Location
Not on display
Further information

Michael Johnson, Sydney Ball, Dick Watkins and Tony McGillick all showed work in 'The field' exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1968, the first comprehensive survey of Australian
colour-field painting.

Johnson's works from the 1960s onwards are primarily concerned with colour and the manipulation of spatial planes through colour relationships. 'Frontal 2' was one of two works he exhibited in The field. He developed it out of a series of modular-shaped canvases he began in 1965 in London, where he was able to experience first-hand the works of the New York School artists.

Year
1968
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
198.5 x 214.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date

Signed and dated c. verso on stretcher cross-bar, black synthetic polymer paint "MICHAEL JOHNSON 1968".

Credit
Gift of Michael and Margot Johnson 2000
Accession number
88.2000
Copyright
© Michael Johnson. Licensed by Copyright Agency