Robert Arthur Wilson (1884–1979):
Colour Wheel, 1919
Framed (ref: 505)
Signed and dated
Oil on canvas,
‘Great advances were made by the artists of the last generation in the treatment of form and of colour, it is doubtful whether the twentieth century will not be marked by certain discoveries’ (James Wood, introduction to R.A. Wilson: Exhibition of Paintings and Colour Studies, exh. cat., Guild of Decorators Syndicate, London, May 1922).Exploring colour harmony was central to Wilson’s work and a subject on which he wrote and lectured.
Literature: Eye-Music, Kandinsky, Klee and all that Jazz, Frances Guy, Pallant House, Chichester, 2007, p. 96-99