Victor Pasmore, Points of Contact No. 11

Artist: Victor Pasmore (1908 - 1998)
Title:Points of Contact No. 11
Image:24 in x 54 in (61.3 x 137.7 cm)
Framed:34 1/4 in x 64 3/8 in (87 x 163.5 cm)
Signature:The work is initialed in the lower right hand corner
Condition:This work is in pristine condition
ID #w-828
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Historical Description

In this work, the artist contrasts the mesmerizing effect of a million small dots with the exacting constructivist lines seen along the left hand side. Adding slight tonal variations, Pasmore creates an image that lulls the eye and quiets the mind through the use of repetitive imagery.

Created in 1967, this work was printed at Kelpra Studio London and printed by Marlborough Graphics. The artist initials "VP" appear in pencil in the lower right along with the date '67. The work is marked as a printer's proof in the lower left.

The organic contractions of the dot composed form call to mind the wandering flow of undirected water. The form progresses aimlessly from the right to the left of the image. Using the three varied lines at the left, Pasmore contrasts the organic movement of the dots with determined exacting quality of the lines. The large green dot adds a sense of weight and focus to the work.

Pasmore once stated, "To bathe objects in light is to merge them with the infinite." Norbert Lynton expounded that, "light is Pasmore's stave, clef and key signature. He speaks of Turner turning from 'the perception of landscape illuminated from the outside, to the idea of landscape diffused and absorbed in the colour of light" (Lynton, 14) .

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that I will enclose with the sale of the work) :

1) Bowness, Alan and Lambertini, Luigi, Victro Pasmore: A Catalogue Raisonne of the paintings, constructions and graphics 1926-1979, 1980, listed as cat 13.

About the Framing:
This work is framed in a modern black frame with gold accents. The sleek lines of the frame allow the viewer to focus upon Pasmore's unique interpretation of form and the gold accents further enhance the artist's use of color. The work is framed with white linen mattes and a delicate beaded inner fillet.