William Gear

Feature in Landscape

1960

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1219 x 813 mm
frame: 1259 x 855 x 56 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1961
Reference
T00406

Catalogue entry

T00406 FEATURE IN A LANDSCAPE 1960
 
Inscr. ‘Gear’ 60' b.r. and on back of canvas ‘Gear Feature in Landscape Jan.’ 60'.
Canvas, 48×32 (122×81).
Purchased at Gimpel Fils (Knapping Fund) 1961.
Exh: Gimpel Fils, February 1961 (41, repr.).

Painted at the artist's studio, 9 Borough Lane, Eastbourne, during January 1960. He wrote (23 February 1961): ‘This painting can be regarded as the summation of a number of the factors I have pursued in my work, a biomorphic presence, a feature in a setting, a perceptual image, an evocation through colour and tone of landscape. The dark armature is present, though integrated within the whole. The flickering facets with their ambiguous spatial interplay are here more subdued and concentrated. The rendering of the paint is carefully suited to the mood of the painting.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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