Adrian Berg
Gloucester Gate, Regent’s Park, May 1982

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Adrian Berg 1929–2011
Gloucester Gate, Regent’s Park, May
Date 1982
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1775 x 1774 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1984
Not on display

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This painting depicts Regent's Park, as seen from the artist's studio in Gloucester Gate. From the early 1960s until 1988, when Berg left London, this particular view of Regent's Park was one of his principal subjects. The composition of the painting does not follow conventional rules of perspective. Instead the painting may be seen, as the artist puts it, 'four ways round'. He has explained: 'Everything in the painting can be seen from my studio window. Naturally I can see through an arc of 180 degrees. In choosing to fill a square canvas with this view I have joined up what I see on the extreme left to what I see on the extreme right.'

September 2004

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