Marlow Moss: Identification
Paintings and Reliefs
This section seeks to provide a means of identifying the works. For the sculptures it is a fairly straightforward process of recognition as they are individually distinctive. The works on paper will be difficult to process as small images may not carry enough distinctive detail for a page to be useful. For the paintings, the main purpose of the exercise, the works have been split into a number of categories by colours, format or materials, from which small images should make them reasonably easy to differentiate.
Some clarification on the categories:
Reliefs, cords and string - any works that include colours will be placed in the colour categories as this is the main identifying characteristics. In other words, all the works in the Reliefs and Cords categories are entirely white.
Where a work is known only from a black and white photograph, it is included in the Black and White category, irrespective of the fact that its title may be Composition in Red, Black and White (PR41). This is because the viewer would only havethe B&W image to work from and the purpose of this page is identification.
Diagonal, diamond-shaped works are all files under Diamond, irrespective of colour, as that is their principal characteristic. The same applies to the three abstract works.
Some of the works are difficult to classify by colour, the confusion arising mostly from whether to treat black elements as lines (and therefore ignore them) or as components to be included in the colour classification. This is particularly noticeable in PR70.
|Black and White|
|Grey and White|
|Red and Blue|
|Red and Black|
|Red, Blue and Black|
|Red, Blue and Yellow|
|Blue and Yellow|
|Blue and Black|
|Blue, Yellow and Black|
|Yellow and Black|
|Yellow, Black and Red|
|Red, Blue, Yellow and Black|
|Cords and String|
|No image available||PR3, PR4, PR21, PR65, PR72|
|1||PR10's title is Composition in White, Blue and Grey with Black Lines, but it is only known from a monochrome photograph and so identification is likely to be from a grey or black image. Similarly, PR41 is Composition in Red, Black and White and PR52, White, Black and Blue both only known from a B&W photograph.|
|2||LH speculates that, "The lower right plane in this work is probably yellow, judging by the tonal value", but again the work is only known from a monochrome photograph and so identification of PR12 is likely to be from that perspective.|
|3||PR32 merits two entries, under Diamonds and Reliefs.|