Ben Nicholson

MARCH 1949 (TRENCROM)

MARCH 1949 (TRENCROM)

1949 Ben Nicholson (1894 − 1982)

Trencrom is the name of hill overlooking Carbis Bay near Nicholson's studio in Cornwall, where the remains of a prehistoric hill fort can be seen. Although this painting is a still life it is possible that the colours or the shapes depicted relate to that landscape.

The Fifties, The British Council 1998

  • Accession Number P141
  • Dimensions 105 X 79 CM
  • Media OIL ON CANVAS

Glossary (2)

  • Landscape

    Landscape is one of the principle genres of Western art. In early paintings the landscape was a backdrop for the composition, but in the late 17th Century the appreciation of nature for its own sake began with the French and Dutch painters (from whom the term derived). Their treatment of the landscape differed: the French tried to evoke the classical landscape of ancient Greece and Rome in a highly stylised and artificial manner; the Dutch tried to paint the surrounding fields, woods and plains in a more realistic way. As a genre, landscape grew increasing popular, and by the 19th Century had moved away from a classical rendition to a more realistic view of the natural world. Two of the greatest British landscape artists of that time were John Constable and JMW Turner, whose works can be seen in the Tate collection (www.tate.org.uk). There can be no doubt that the evolution of landscape painting played a decisive role in the development of Modernism, culminating in the work of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists . Since then its demise has often been predicted and with the rise of abstraction, landscape painting was thought to have degenerated into an amateur pursuit. However, landscape persisted in some form into high abstraction, and has been a recurrent a theme in most of the significant tendencies of the 20th Century. Now manifest in many media, landscape no longer addresses solely the depiction of topography, but encompasses issues of social, environmental and political concern.

  • Painting

    Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.

Past exhibitions

A CONTINUOUS LINE BEN NICHOLSON IN ENGLAND

  • 2009
    • UK, St Ives, Tate St Ives
  • 2008
    • UK, Bexhill-On-Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
    • UK, Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery

BEN NICHOLSON

  • 2004
    • Japan, Tokyo, Toyko Station Gallery
    • Japan, Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Musueum Of Art
    • Japan, Hayama, The Museum Of Modern Art

BEN NICHOLSON

  • 2002
    • Spain, Valencia, Ivam Centre Julio Gonzalez

THE FIFTIES

  • 1999
    • Spain, Jerez, Sala Pescaderia Vieja, Ayunamiento De Jerez
    • Spain, Barcelona, Centre Cultural De La Caixa De Terrassa
    • Spain, Salamanca, Palacio De Abrantes
    • Netherlands, Amstelveen, Cobra Museum
    • Spain, Pamplona, Recinto Ciudadela
    • Spain, La Coruna, Fondacion Barrie De La Maza
  • 1998
    • Ireland, Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy
  • 1997
    • Cyprus, Nicosia, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre

BEN NICHOLSON

  • 1992
    • Switzerland, Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda

ST IVES 1939-64: TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND POTTERY

  • 1989
    • Japan, Tokyo, Kobe, Kamakura
  • 1985
    • UK, London, Tate Gallery

BEN NICHOLSON RETROSPECTIVE DE L'OEUVRE GRAPHIQUE 1925-1969

  • 1978
    • France, Strasbourg, Musees Municipaux, Cabinet Des Estampes
    • France, Chartres, Musee Des Beaux-Arts
    • France, Nantes, Musee Des Beaux Arts
  • 1977
    • France, Bordeaux, Galerie Des Beaux-Arts
    • France, Calais, Musee Des Beaux-Arts Et De La Dentelle
    • France, Rouen, Musee Des Beaux-Arts
    • France, Montbeliard, Musee Du Chateau
    • France, Les Sables-D'olonne, Musee De L'abbaye Sainte-Croix

DECADE 40'S

  • 1973
    • Scotland, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Art Gallery And Museum
    • UK, Bradford, Bradford City Art Gallery
    • UK, Manchester, Manchester City Art Gallery
    • UK, Durham, DLI Museum & Art Centre
    • UK, Carlisle, Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery
  • 1972
    • UK, Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery
    • UK, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery

BEN NICHOLSON

  • 1969
    • UK, London, Tate Gallery

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING 1900-1962

  • 1964
    • Romania, Palace Of Culture
    • Romania, Bucharest, National Gallery
    • Slovakia, Bratislava, Mirbach Palace & Palffy Palace
    • Czechoslovakia, Prague, ULUV Exhibition Hall
  • 1963
    • Hungary, Budapest, Ernst Museum

JELENKORI BRIT FESTESZET

  • 1963
    • Hungary, Budapest, Ernst Museum

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING

  • 1959
    • Mauritius, Mauritius
  • 1958
    • South Africa, Port Elizabeth, King George VI Art Gallery
    • Dar Es Salaam
    • Rhodesia, Ndola
    • Uganda, Kampala, British Council Office - Kampala
  • 1957
    • Kenya, Mombassa, Mombassa
    • Kenya, Nairobi, National Gallery And Museum
    • Zanzibar
    • Blantyre-Limbe
    • Moshi

BRITISH ART TODAY: 10 ENGLISH PAINTERS

  • 1953
    • Sweden, Stockholm, Bildande Konst
    • Sweden, Goteborg, Konstmuseum, Konsthallen

ARTISTES ANGLAIS CONTEMPORAINS

  • 1952
    • France, Macon, Musee Municipal

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH ARTISTS

  • 1952
    • France, France
    • Malta, Malta
    • British West Indies
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