Theo Schoon

Stalagmites - Stalactites

Stalagmites - Stalactites by Theo Schoon

Artwork Detail

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’.

Stalagmites - Stalactites
Theo Schoon
Production date
oil on board
1278 x 1186 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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