William Gear Trellis 1952

Artwork details

Artist
William Gear 1915–1997
Title
Trellis
Date 1952
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 282 x 400 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
P77163
Not on display

Display caption

Gear made this lithograph shortly after his return to London from Paris where he had lived from 1947 to 1950 and where he had been associated with the Cobra group of artists. Cobra artists had shared a common commitment to creative spontaneity, expressionist techniques, and vigorous subject matter. This work is typical of Gear's later work in which he moved away from his Cobra interests. Although there are strong suggestions of landscape in the use of colour and composition the subject is more general and has been described by the artist as 'a structure in the landscape'.

August 2004

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