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Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour

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Winifred Nicholson: Liberation of Colour at MiMA

This handsome book explores the whole career of Winifred Nicholson with a special emphasis on her theories of colour. Throughout her life Winifred Nicholson was interested in prisms and rainbows, but when she was given some prisms by a physicist friend in the mid 1970s her painting took on a new direction. Looking through a prism she saw objects with a rim of prismatic colour, and explored and developed these ideas, often painting pictures that verged on the abstract.  Nicholson's 'prismatic' pictures were a culmination of her life's search to find "form's secret and rhythmic law".

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Liberation of Colour at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the book illustrates many previously unseen paintings from private collections, as well as some of Nicholson's best known works, and draws on new research, including previously unseen archival material.

  • Author: Jovan Nicholson
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Date published: October 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1781300466
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 23.5 cm