William HendersonRougey 1979

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Artist
William Henderson (born 1941)
Title
Rougey
Date 1979
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1753 x 1451 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1979
Reference
T02389
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02389 ROUGEY 1979


Inscribed ‘William Henderson/“Rougey” 1979’ on back

Acrylic on cotton duck, 69 × 57 1/4 (175.2 × 145.4)
Purchased from the artist through the Ian Birksted Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1979

Exh: Hayward Annual 1979, Hayward Gallery, July–August 1979 (50)

In 1967 William Henderson started to execute paintings using grids in the imagery, in which the paint was applied relatively thickly, marks being built up on marks. Grids became increasingly important in his work until about 1976 when the verticals and horizontals of the grids began to become less formal and measured and oblique lines were introduced. In these works the paint was applied more thinly, using heightened, even strident colours and there was a return to illusory pictorial space in the paintings. Henderson made parallel bands of different colours by loading the brush with more than one colour… (read more)

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