LECTURE: Victor Pasmore's Battle for Abstract Art

Alastair Grieve is an art historian previously at the University of East Anglia. He has published extensively on constructed abstract art and Pasmore.

Alastair Grieve takes up Pasmore’s story in the late 1940s. He examines the momentous leap to the first abstract paintings and collages, his move into constructed reliefs and his published articles and teaching that promoted abstract art in the face of considerable hostility.

Image: Victor Pasmore Spiral Motif in Green, Violet, Blue and Gold: The Coast of the Inland Sea 1950. Oil on Canvas. Tate, London.