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.)
Tags: James Wood Abstract Art
Provenance: the artist’s grandson
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.