Stephen Gilbert Untitled 1948

Artwork details

Artist
Stephen Gilbert 1910–2007
Title
Untitled
Date 1948
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 535 x 715 mm
frame: 582 x 767 x 53 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03698
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1940

Display caption

In 1948, Stephen Gilbert was invited to join CoBrA by Asger Jorn, who recognised his affinity with the aims of the newly-formed group. Gilbert had settled in Paris in 1945 and, for some time, had been taking inspiration for his work from animal and insect life. The resulting images were of hybrid and fantastical creatures, loosely painted in high colour. These elements (evident in this painting) offer glimpses of an energetic natural world uncorrupted by humans.

September 2004

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