William Gear Landscape Structure 1948

Artwork details

Artist
William Gear 1915–1997
Title
Landscape Structure
Date 1948
Medium Gouache on board
Dimensions Support: 508 x 648 mm
frame: 670 x 775 x 32 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1961
Reference
T00469
Not on display

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Here a taut linear construction is set against a fiery red and yellow background. Writing about the work Gear commented that ‘the theme of the painting is, in general, a ‘presence in landscape’, abstracted from memory....In retrospect, the tangled, twisted structure would seem to be an evocation of war shattered buildings in Germany, where I was from 1945 to 1947’.

July 2008

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