Paul Feiler Portheras Grey 1959–61

Artwork details

Artist
Paul Feiler 1918–2013
Title
Portheras Grey
Date 1959–61
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 917 x 1325 x 17 mm
frame: 924 x 1330 x 32 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the family of Mrs Anne Hewer in memory of their mother 1998
Reference
T07457
Not on display

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Planes of paint, densely applied with large brushes and a palette knife, establish a structured composition, dominated by subtle modulations of white. This evokes Feiler’s experience of the local landscape in Cornwall, acknowledged in the conjunction of place-names and colours in his titles. Since moving to Cornwall in the early 1950s, Feiler has been one of the leading painters in Britain responding to the landscape through abstract means.

May 2008