James Wood: Chromatic Chart – White Through Black, circa 1920 - on British Abstract Art

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James Wood:
Chromatic Chart – White Through Black, circa 1920

Framed (ref: 531)
Oil on canvas, 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (19.7 x 15.8 cm.)

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Provenance: the artist’s grandson

As an artist and intellectual,Wood was fascinated by ‘the treatment of form and colour’ and the ‘great advances made by the artists of the last generation’ (see cat. 18). Throughout his life he explored theories about colour and especially the relationship between sound and colour, which was the subject of a series of articles he published in The Cambridge Magazine between January and June 1918, in which, as he wrote,‘the whole problem was dealt with by a number of experts, psychologists, physicists and artists, in collaboration’. With I.A. Richards and C.K. Ogden as co-authors,Wood went on to publish The Foundation of Aesthetics (1922) on the subject.


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