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ID: 700001721Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
The window (oil painting (visual work); Victor Pasmore (English painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1...; 1938/1947; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1957-0013-2)
Note: This painting is one of a series of London landscapes that mark Victor Pasmore’s transition from figurative to abstract work. Painted first in 1938 and then repainted in 1947, The window shows him blurring the boundaries between naturalism and abstraction. Pasmore first painted The window when he was living on the top floor above the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Percy Street, central London. He has depicted the view from the window down Charlotte Street at the time of evening when the darkening sky intensifies the glow of street lights. At first glance the painting appears to be abstract, but a closer look reveals the subject — the window reflecting the lamp in the room, the curtains drawn back, the blinds, the table in front of the window with books and magazines, the night view of the city street with its tall buildings and car lights receding into the distance. (Victoria Robson, 2009)
Titles:
The window (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
oil painting (visual work) [300033799] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by material or technique>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1938/1947

Creator Display:
Victor Pasmore (English painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1908-1998) [preferred,VP]
painter Pasmore, Victor (English painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1908-1998) [500013220]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1957-0013-2
Credit Line: Purchased 1957 with Harold Beauchamp Collection funds
Creation: London [7011781] Greater London (metropolitan area), England (country), United Kingdom (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: oil on canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: Image: 610 (Height) x 509 (Width) mm; Frame: 740 (Height) x 639 (Width) x 87 (Depth) mm
General Subject:
interior architecture (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
window [300002944]
.....(Objects Facet, Components (Hierarchy Name), components (objects), <components by specific context>, architectural elements, <openings and opening components>, openings (architectural elements), <openings by form>, <windows and window components>) (AAT)
book [300028051]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Information Forms (Hierarchy Name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>) (AAT)
drapery (curtains) [300203770]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Furnishings (Hierarchy Name), furnishings (artifacts), <furnishings by form or function>, <coverings and hangings>, <coverings and hangings by specific type>, <coverings and hangings by location or context>, <coverings and hangings for openings>, curtains (window hangings), <curtains by form>) (AAT)
cityscape (representation) [300015571]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by subject type>) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
The window........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=44569; accessed 15 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) accessed 15 August 2012
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