A museum quality work from one of Britain’s greatest Modernists and an important member of the London Group.
"His colour was exquisite and his construction magnificent"
"I was happy to think that I had discovered a genius."
From the mid-1930s, he was based in Cornwall and began to paint abstract highly individual works influenced by the styles of Joan Miro and Paul Klee. He further embraced British surrealism on reading Herbert Read's Surrealism. An extraordinarily fresh and masterful work from a critical moment in World War II. Here Tunnard has created a work full of perspective and we see four main parts divided by lines that intersect each other at right angles. References to aircraft wings mix with mathematical references and surealist pulleys all floating in a sky-like sorrounding. Fine strings remind us of musical instruments and add to teh incredible detail and interest of the work.