Bertram Brooker

Evolution

1929
In 1927 Brooker held his first solo exhibition of abstract and non-objective painting in Canada. In what he called his “world and spirit” paintings, he featured complicated scaffolding drawn from elements of Cubism and Futurism. His work was influenced both by the practice of Kathleen Munn and, in particular, the ideology of Lawren Harris, who was also creating abstract works at this time. But in contrast to Munn and Harris, Brooker’s primary interest in abstraction was to explore form for form’s sake.
Title
Evolution
Date
1929
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.4 x 61.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1969
Accession number
15813

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