Bold colours, alluring surfaces, unpredictable forms – the exuberant qualities of 1960s British art are well known. Less familiar to many is the defined order that often underpinned the art of the period, an order founded on repetition, sequence and symmetry.
Bringing together outstanding examples of painting and sculpture from the Arts Council Collection and other major UK collections, Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art offers a fresh and renewed perspective of the period, looking across media and movements, from the brightly-coloured abstract forms of New Generation sculpture to the mind-bending surfaces of Op Art, the flattened motifs of Pop, and the mathematical order of the Constructionists.
With an introductory text by curator Natalie Rudd and an in-depth new essay by curator and writer Sam Cornish, this compact publication presents the work of over 20 artists, including David Annesley, Robyn Denny, Tess Jaray, Phillip King, Kim Lim, Jeremy Moon, Mary Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Tim Scott, Richard Smith, William Tucker and William Turnbull, among others.
Foreword by Jill Constantine
Essays by Sam Cornish and Natalie Rudd
20.6 x 14.1 cm
ISBN 978 1 85332 351 5
Designed by ARPA Studio