Gary Lee-Nova

The Ballad of a Wise and Curious Wizard

1966
Painted in a Pop style with bold hard-edge shapes and pure psychedelic colour, "The Ballad of a Wise and Curious Wizard" is an engaging and playful painting. The imposing hexagonal shape of the canvas is an extension of the architectural structure of the cube with its three visual planes. The application of the illuminated plastic ice cream cone pushes the physical depth of the painting, but it is the small red cube floating in the sky that draws the viewer into and through the work.
Title
The Ballad of a Wise and Curious Wizard
Date
1966
Medium
Painting
Materials
acrylic on canvas with illuminated plastic ice cream cone
Dimensions
176.2 x 152.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1966
Accession number
14916