I’ve just uploaded this research to my Milkman Goes To College blog but thought I’d share it here.
“Find out about Ben Nicholson. Why does he simplify still forms and negative space and superimpose them on the Cornish landscape?”
Note: This blog post is an entirely Bridgeman-Education-Image-Free Zone!
Ben Nicholson was the son of the painters Sir William Nicholson and Mabel Pryde. He trained as an artist at the Slade School of Fine Art where he was a contemporary of Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer. Influenced by his father, his early works were mainly still lifes. He recalled ‘not only did my father paint innumerable still lives but for as long as I can remember my home was full of the most lovely spotted mugs and striped jugs and glass objects which he’d collected’.
The Striped Jug 1914
Ben Nicholson devoted himself seriously to painting only after his marriage in 1920 to Winifred Roberts. In the 1920s, he began to explore the innovations in still life made by Cubism, arranging its elements, such as a jug and glass, as…
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