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Creator:
John Golding, 1929–2012, British
Title:

CV

Date:
between 1972 and 1973
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall: 78 × 84 inches (198.1 × 213.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of the John Golding Artistic Trust, 2017
Copyright Status:
© Yale Center for British Art
Accession Number:
B2017.15.4
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | light blue | orange | white (color)
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:73667
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John Golding’s career as a painter is closely linked to his profession as a scholar of Modern European and American art. Alongside painting, he lectured at the Courtauld Institute of Art and became a lone voice in support of American abstraction in an otherwise European-centric institution. The scale and the passages of color in CV reflect similar concerns to artists such as Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko, whom he admired tremendously. Golding often likened his painting to the human body and tried to capture the way that "light falls on the body and explores surface." CV establishes tension between surface and depth as the two-colored panels reinforce the flatness of the canvas while also appearing to sit on top of the colored band that surrounds them. Golding marveled at the way cubist artists could "fold space," and here he uses light and color to play with spatial depth.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2020

John Golding, John Golding, London : Ridinghouse, 2017, pp. 76-77, NJ18 G5335 +A12 2017 (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, John Golding : From the Artist's Estate, New Haven, 2017, p. 25, V2725 (YCBA)


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