Elizabeth Blackadder Still Life with Pomegranates 1963

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Artist
Title
Still Life with Pomegranates
Date 1963
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 864 x 1118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1966
Reference
T00859
Not on display

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A regular theme in Blackadder's work during the 1960s was the still life. Some favourite domestic objects appeared several times, such as a dark coffee pot, small painted boxes, patterned cloths and richly coloured oriental rugs bought on her travels. These are laid out in compositions full of spatial ambiguity. Blackadder chose the objects for their colour and shape but equally they have a special personal meaning for her. She is fascinated by exotic plants and fruits and especially pomegranates 'which as well as being visually exciting with their jewel-like seeds always seemed to me to be particularly poetic with mythic connections.'
This painting was chosen by Maureen Duffy.

September 2004

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