Robyn Denny Collage 2 (The Rout of San Romano, Small Version No. I) 1957

Artwork details

Artist
Robyn Denny 1930–2014
Title
Collage 2 (The Rout of San Romano, Small Version No. I)
Date 1957
Medium Paper and gouache on board
Dimensions Support: 559 x 1041 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1973
Reference
T01831
Not on display

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Denny is best known for the hard-edged abstract style he adopted in 1959. This work is one of several collages he made in 1957 which directly refer to Paolo Uccello's The Rout of San Romano, which hangs in the National Gallery, London. Denny felt that in this painting Uccello had succeeded in arranging realistic subject matter into a virtually abstract composition and that the recognisable motifs are subordinate to the structure of the painting. In this work Denny used collage to replicate and explore the structure he admired in Uccello's painting.

August 2004

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