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As a young artist Laubscher studied extensively abroad, and the imprint of one of his most important mentors, Fernand Léger, is echoed in the geometrical forms of this painting. While the roots of this powerfully architectonic abstract composition are evident in the urban cityscapes preceding this work, Laubscher's abiding and quintessentially modernist concern with the formal integrity of painting would also underpin his later, more realistic landscape paintings.
Notes from University of Cape Town Exhibition catalogue.
Johan Coetzee, Stellenbosch, 21 December 1990.
University of Cape Town, The Chancellor Oppenheimer Library, 2001, number 26.
Hans Fransen (2009) Erik Laubscher: A Life in Art, Stellenbosch: SMAC ART Gallery, illustrated in colour on page 258.