WEEKS, John;

Chromatic Colour Structure

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1949
Oil on board
495 x 390mm

This is one of John Weeks’s experiments in abstract painting. In the late 1940s, a number of Aotearoa artists, including Milan Mrkusich and Gordon Walters, were encouraged to do the same thing. Unlike the older Weeks, who was already too well known as a representational painter, they made their careers as painters of abstraction. Weeks’s wholly abstract work remained unrecognised for many years.

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