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Title: Black Pyramids

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Armstrong, John
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1942

Accession Number: 1943.7

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • tempera/


  • tempera on hardboard

Semi-abstract flat geometrical landscape of brown cubes and black pyramids, with a large inverted teardrop shape made up of small cream-coloured cubes rising up from the ground in the centre, leaning towards the right and casting a shadow to the left. The sky fades from blue at the horizon to dark brown at the top of the painting.


Type: unframed
Height: 26.6 cm
Width: 37.9 cm

Type: framed
Height: 38.2
Width: 49.2
Depth: 7.1