John Armstrong Dreaming Head 1938

Artwork details

Artist
John Armstrong 1893–1973
Title
Dreaming Head
Date 1938
Medium Tempera on wood
Dimensions Support: 478 x 794 mm
frame: 654 x 966 x 84 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1938
Reference
N04934
Not on display

Display caption

Armstrong had a strong love of the countryside, which stemmed from a childhood spent in a small Sussex village. This manifested itself in his work through a meticulous depiction of flowers and leaves, seen prominently in this painting. Influenced by the Surrealist movement, he worked in a style that presented objects with great clarity along with a sense of mystery.

September 2004

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