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George Johnson

Earth Concept, 1963

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enamel and hessian on board

164.00 x 106.00

signed and dated 'Johnson Jan 63' l.r. and titled on reverse

Provenance: The Artist
Exhibited: Survey - Crawford, French, Johnson, Kemp, Senbergs, National Gallery of Victoria, 1965, no 18; Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 9 - 23 Nov, 2013, no 6
Literature & references: Christopher Heathcote, et al, George Johnson - World View, Macmillan, Melbourne, 2008, see p 46 - 49 for discussion of the series of which this is one: dating from the early 1960s, they are loosely referred to as the "Earth series", based on the common title - Earth Order, Earth Rhythms, etc. Several were selected by Brian Finemore John Stringer for the significant Survey of younger contemporaries shown at the NGV noted above. "The 1960s cog-wheel paintings now seem an aberration within the slow and deliberate development of his non-objectivity, for they offer clear allusions to land forms and living organisms and owe more than a little to lessons learned by early association with Theo Schoon and Gordon Walters. Perhaps, like Walters and his "koru" symbol, or his friend French with his readily recognisable "emblematic" forms, Johnson was seeking a personalised formal language through which his work would be immediately identified.. In this he succeeded. That the effort was intense is borne out by copious sketchbook drawings, some of which are annotated." p. 48 Heatcote, op.cit.

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Construction with Red Oxide Triangle

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2007

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Personal Symbol

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1999

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Purple Relationship No 1

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1971

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(Untitled)

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1975

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New Life

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2012

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Canto I

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2009

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Personal Symbol

George Johnson

1999

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Red Triangle Construction No. 1

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1998 - 1999

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(Untitled)

George Johnson

1996

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Blue & Grey Structure

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1989

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For Lou Johnson

George Johnson

1986

acrylic on canvas, 210.00 x 170.00

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Construction with Brown Triangle

George Johnson

1986

acrylic on canvas, 186.00 x 140.00

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Untitled (Study for Red Triangle Paintings)

George Johnson

1985

acrylic on canvas on masonite, 48.00 x 42.00

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Study for Structure No. 2

George Johnson

1980

acrylic on canvas on masonite, 49.50 x 40.00

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Relationship 1976

George Johnson

1976

155.00 x 122.00

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Relationships 2

George Johnson

1975

acrylic on canvas, 185.00 x 155.00

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(Untitled)

George Johnson

1952

pastel on paper, 36.00 x 49.00

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Toccata

George Johnson

1954

enamel on board (in original artist's frame), 71.00 x 122.00

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(Untitled)

George Johnson

1952

pastel on paper, 36.00 x 49.00

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Toccata

George Johnson

1954

enamel on board (in original artist's frame)

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Canto I

George Johnson

2009

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Construction

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1966

mixed media on board, 31.50 x 24.50

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Quartet with Base

George Johnson

2009

acrylic on linen, 124.00 x 104.00

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Dual Circular Theme (Senior)

George Johnson

2005

acrylic on canvas, 125.00 x 95.00

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Quartet with Base

George Johnson

2009

acrylic on linen, 124.00 x 104.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.