RELIEF CONSTRUCTION

© Anthony Hill. All rights reserved, DACS 2015

RELIEF CONSTRUCTION 1955/56

Anthony Hill (1930 – )

Details

Dimension
61 X 61 X 6.5 CM
Media
ALUMINIUM AND PERSPEX
Accession number
P1566

Summary

Abstract painting and sculpture opened up a new freedom, and as a logical consequence it became possible to make subtract works that were neither painting not sculpture.

The constructed relief was one of the first of many such developments.

freed from spatial ambiguities present in painting, the relief is also less of an object than is sculpture.

As a result, illusion is annihilated and so is the association with everyday objects – fetishism of one kind or another.

Four Artists Reliefs, Constructions and Drawings, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1968.