Work of the week: Ben Nicholson, 1934 (relief design), on show in Horizons, Kettle's Yard at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. 1934 (relief design) is quite roughly worked in thick card, it measures just 8x8cm. It shows Ben Nicholson beginning to explore the combination of physical layers with the abstract language of circles and grids. Copyright: Angela Verren Taunt
Our work of the week is 1962(Argos) by Ben Nicholson. This piece is on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 14 August in our Beauty & Balance display which recreates key arrangements from Kettle’s Yard. 1962 (Argos) is an abstract artwork, the piece is known as a relief because it has been carved, revealing different depths, textures and creating shadows. The title relates to Argos, an ancient city in Greece, not far from the coast of the Argolic Gulf.