Ronald Bloore

White Line No. 2

1962
Ronald Bloore began painting his white-on-white paintings in 1958. Using scrapers rather than brushes and sanding areas back, the artist worked on masonite and was able to form raised areas and experiment with texture. In "White Line No. 2", the cream lines are soft and smooth, contrasting with the rougher white lines. Drawing on his background in archaeology and his interest in Byzantine, Sumerian and Egyptian art, Bloore has incorporated cross-like and circular forms that create an interlocking network. His nuanced treatment of the paint and subtle composition achieve a meditative quality.
Title
White Line No. 2
Date
1962
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on masonite
Dimensions
121.5 x 198.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1984
Rights
Photo © NGC
Accession number
28502