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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