Floor 3: The Squid

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Written By IIT-Kent

Victor Pasmore was a British artist and architect, whose work has earned him CH (Order of the Companions of Honour) and CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) status. The piece on display, "The Blue Between," is a later work, an etching and aquatint in colors, made in 1978. 

Although initially influenced by the works of Monet and Cezanne, Pasmore would eventually be inspired to break into abstract art by the works of Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee, and he would become the pioneering figure in the development of abstract art for Britain in the 1940s and ‘50s. Pasmore's work employed a variety of mediums, from the etching and aquatint seen above, to oil paints, lithographs, and even architecture.

Pasmore’s artistic career achievements include the revival of Constructivism in Britain, as well as a synthesis of art and architecture through his designs of structures such as the Apollo Pavilion in County Durham. He died in January 1998. Below: Victor Pasmore's 'Apollo Pavilion', Peterlee. 

25 @ 565: Art & Architecture

Floor 3: The Squid

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