Gillian CarnegiersXXII-/8-7 2007

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Artist
Gillian Carnegie (born 1971)
Title
rsXXII-/8-7
Date 2007
MediumOil paint on hardboard
Dimensionssupport: 230 x 331 x 24 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased from funds provided by Evelyn, Lady Downshire's Trust Fund 2009
Reference
T12780
Not on display

Summary

rsXXII-/-8-7 depicts a close-up view of the artist’s naked bottom. The image derives from a photograph taken by Carnegie, and it is cropped at lower back and above mid-thighs, in semi-profile against a dark brown background. The edge of a white shirt is suggested on the right hand side of the figure above the waist. Painted in a naturalistic style, the bottom occupies most of the canvas surface, eliminating any spatial references and concentrating all the attention on this main subject. The palette is dominated by muted earthy colours, with touches of white and black to indicate areas of light and shade respectively… (read more)

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