Stephen Gilbert Untitled 1948

Artwork details

Artist
Stephen Gilbert 1910–2007
Title
Untitled
Date 1948
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 330 x 261 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Reference
T04935
Not on display

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The artist described this painting as having a sense of ‘wild abandon and somewhat sinister mood’. Gear’s free handling of paint and the suggestions of the demonic and primitive were in tune with the concerns of the CoBrA artists, with whom he exhibited in 1949. The artist said he used gouache because it gave him ‘the freedom of working in a spontaneous free style’.

July 2008

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