Saturday, 31 March 2018

Paule Vézelay - part 2


Paule Vézelay (1892–1984) was one of the pioneers of twentieth-century abstraction in Britain. She worked across a range of media, exploring common ideas and forms through painting, sculpture and textiles.

For more biographical notes, and for earlier works, see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 2-part post on the works of Paule Vézelay:



1935 Quatre objets
collage, charcoal and watercolour on paper 28 x 37.5 cm
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK

1936 Forms
charcoal on canvas 73 x 44 cm
Tate, London 

© The estate of Paule Vézelay

1936 Lines in Space No.3
cotton threads on canvas on board 58 x 49.5 cm
Tate, London

© The estate of Paule Vézelay

1936 Three Forms on Pink and Brown
oil on canvas 27 x 35 cm
University of East Anglia Collection, UK

1936c Untitled ( Three forms on green ground )
oil on canvas 73 x 91.4 cm
Private Collection

1937-38 Black, Grey and White Composition
oil on canvas 81.3 x 99.1 cm
Private Collection

1937-38 Two Blue Forms on Grey
oil on canvas 73 x 92.8 cm

after 1938 Two Silhouettes
oil on canvas 81.3 x 100.4 cm

after 1938 Words in Space
oil on canvas 81.3 x 100.4 cm

1938 Construction. Grey Lines on Pink Ground
oil on canvas 81.3 x 115.9 cm
Tate, London
© The estate of Paule Vézelay

1942 Bomb damage at Bristol
coloured chalk over charcoal 59 x 74 cm

1946 Growing Forms
oil on canvas 73 x 60.3 cm
 Private Collection

1947 Dress Fabric
printed silk 40.6 x 34.3 cm

1950 Strange Fragments, 1950
pencil 43 x 26.5 cm

1950 Two Flying Forms
charcoal 50.7 x 43.2 cm

1953 Grey and Yellow
oil on canvas 54 x 64.8 cm

1956 Yellow Circle
oil on canvas 63 x 73 cm
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

1956-57 Furnishing Fabric designed for Heals of London
printed textile 137 x 128 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1957 Seven Forms and Three Circles
oil on canvas 50.8 x 73.7 cm
Private Collection

1959 Eight Forms and Three Circles
oil on canvas 73 x 116 cm
Tate, London
© The estate of Paule Vézelay

1962 Four Forms on Yellow, Grey, Pink and White Background
oil on canvas 52.1 x 65 cm

1963 Six Forms on a White Ground
oil on canvas 59.7 x 73.7 cm

1968 Two Forms and Oval No.1
oil on canvas 81 x 117 cm

1969 Lines in Space
painted wood and string 47 x 51.5 x 11.5 cm

1970 A Circle, a Diamond & Two White Lines
screenprint on paper 43.8 x 27.9 cm
Tate, London

1970 Contrasted Curves
screenprint on paper 47 x 33 cm
Tate, London

1971 Two Forms holding Two Ovals
( details not found )

1973 Contact - Four Grey Forms
oil on canvas 73.7 x 92.1 cm
Private Collection

1976 Black Silhouettes on Red
screenprint on paper 43.2 x 54.6 cm
Tate, London

1976 Four Forms and a Black Circle
lithograph 56.7 x 77.3 cm
Tate, London

1976 Two Forms and Two Dots
screenprint on paper 38.4 56.5 cm
Tate, London

1977 Untitled Yellow and Orange Forms
oil on canvas 22.5 x 27 cm

1979 Space
oil on canvas 80 x 100.4 cm
Private Collection

1979 Untitled ( Three shapes on orange )
pastel 53 x 73 cm

n.d. A pair of "Contrast" pattern curtains
140 x 45 cm each

n.d. Walking in the Wind
oil on canvas 72 x 91 cm

n.d. War
pencil and charcoal on paper laid down on card 46.5 x 36.5 cm

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