Collection Online

Symbol
1961
from the Campion series 1961

Medium
enamel paint and metallic paint on composition board and wood
Measurements
51.5 × 36.2 cm (image) 90.4 × 74.5 cm (framed)
Accession Number
1997.149
Department
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the Bequest of Violet Dulieu, Founder Benefactor, 1997
© Leonard French/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Painted after a study tour of Asia, French was turning to Byzantine art for both subject and technique. He has simplified the cross into a modernist design related to the style of Leger and used layers of glazes, red, brown palette and gold leaf to make painting and frame into the work of art.