Theo Schoon

Stalagmites - Stalactites

Stalagmites - Stalactites by Theo Schoon

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This painting combines organic patterns and forms from the natural world with a European modernist style. The vertical black tendrils of the stalagmites and stalactites grow above and hang below the crisp horizontal lines in a Bauhaus palette of red, blue, grey and yellow. Theo Schoon’s art combines

various media and artistic practices. He understood the Bauhaus concept of the amalgamation of art and craft, and wrote that ‘the distinction between fine arts & crafts has faded away. Artists have become glass blowers, jewellers, weavers and potters’.

Title
Stalagmites - Stalactites
Artist/creator
Production date
1964
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
1278 x 1186 x 55 mm
Inscription
Schoon (l.r.). (verso) Theo Schoon/New Vision Gallery/8 H.M. Arcade/Queen St. Auckland./N. Zealand/30gns.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/32
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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