City of London

1927
Segal, Arthur
Arthur Segal's style of painting reflected his views on life. He felt that the convention that a composition should have a dominant point and accentuate one or more parts was quite arbitrary, indeed akin to the tendency of some individuals or nations to seek to dominate others - his belief was that 'everything is of equal importance'. Consequently his compositions are subdivided into geometrical shapes, each of which forms a balanced self-contained composition with its own viewpoint. He was also interested in optical theories and the notion that it is only possible to focus properly on one given thing at any time.
  • Artwork Details: 91.4 x 121.9cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
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  • Theme: Urban Scene
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 946

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