Red Development No.5

Edwin John Victor Pasmore, 1908 - 22 Jan 1998

Red Development No.5

Edwin John Victor Pasmore 1908 - 22 Jan 1998


This is a construction work consisting of a painting on wood with black perspex strips framing the top and bottom of the painting horizontally, with a third strip extending vertically from the bottom middle of the work. Biomorphic forms in red spread across the canvas, one large form occupies the centre of the canvas in a squashed circle shape, with a channel of red extending to the right of the canvas. Above this there is a black line, mimicking that of the perspex line, extending horizontally across the canvas to its mid-way point. Other red, glossy forms seem to melt and fuse together in the top section of the painting. The bottom of the work displays exposed, primed wood. Above this is a slender, pointed light brown shape seemingly about to pierce the large, billowing red shape which is the focal point.

Object Name

Red Development No.5

Date Created



artwork: 79.3cm x 79.3cm

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Purchased from Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. with assistance from the Gulbenkian Foundation in 1964


© Permission granted by Victor Pasmore Estate

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