Tacita DeanMajesty 2006

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Artist
Tacita Dean (born 1965)
Title
Majesty
Date 2006
MediumGouache on photograph mounted on paper
Dimensionssupport: 3000 x 4200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Members 2008
Reference
T12805
Not on display

Summary

Majesty is one of a group of works based on photographs of ancient trees in the South East of England created by the artist for her exhibition Analogue at the Schaulager, Basel, in spring 2006. It was made from a black and white photograph that Dean took of one of the largest and oldest complete oak trees in England, massively enlarged and printed on four overlapping sections of fibre-based paper. All the area surrounding the tree’s leafless branches and trunk has been overpainted with white gouache, isolating its structure and form. The title is derived from the name of the tree, which is also known as the Fredville Oak, after the estate in Nonington, Kent where it has been growing for centuries with two smaller giant oaks, known as Beauty and Stately… (read more)

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