Johannes DörflingerWing 1986

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Artist
Johannes Dörflinger (born 1941)
Title
Wing
Date 1986
MediumPastel and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 692 x 1015 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Reference
T04901
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T04901 Wing 1986

Charcoal and pastel on wove paper 692 × 1015 (27 1/4 × 40); watermark ‘T.H. Saunders’
Inscribed ‘Dörflinger’ b.l.
Purchased from Fischer Fine Art (Grant-in-Aid) 1987

‘Wing’ depicts a dark, pod-like figure lying diagonally across the centre of the sheet, flanked by a loosely drawn pattern of lines on the lower right and a lightly shaded area on the upper left. It belongs to a group of drawings based on a wing form (see entries on T04899, T04900 and T04902). Dörflinger made T04901 in his studio on the island of Gozo, near Malta, during the early summer of 1986, in response to Gozitan Mountain, a hill visible from his studio window… (read more)

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