Pharao

Maxwell Bates

BIRTH YEAR 1906
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1980
DEATH PLACE Victoria, British Columbia
MEDIUM Watercolour and graphite on rag paper
DATE 1964
DIMENSIONS 23cm x 30.8cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1563
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An abstract portrait of a person, painted in small triangles that are arranged in rows. The triangles are in alternating shades of blue in the background on the top and in yellow and grey on the bottom of the image. Some smaller triangles and semi-circles are inset within the triangles. The figure is painted in brown, black, mauve, blue, red and yellow triangles. The eyes are round, the ears diamond-shaped and there are red lips and white teeth between them.

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