Anthony Hill Painting 55-56 1955–6

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Artist
Anthony Hill born 1930
Title
Painting 55-56
Date 1955–6
Medium Oil paint and enamel paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1270 x 508 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01907
Not on display

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This is one of two very similar compositions which were among the artist's last works in oil. He has written: 'This painting has no calculated composition and is a study in texture and reductionism, the coloured areas are supposed to suggest that the canvas is bound by bands - as if they continued round the back like a bandage round a limb.' After this, Hill concentrated for a time on relief and sculpture.

August 2004

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