Henry Inlander Moving Surface 1961

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Artwork details

Artist
Henry Inlander 1925–1983
Title
Moving Surface
Date 1961
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1003 x 1003 mm
frame: 1039 x 1036 x 39 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1961
Reference
T00427
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00427 MOVING SURFACE 1961
 
Inscr. ‘H. Inlander 61’ b.r.
Canvas, 39 1/2×39 1/2 (100×100).
Purchased from the Leicester Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1961.
Exh: Leicester Galleries, July–August 1961 (7).

The artist wrote (14 July 1961): ‘It was painted in April 1961 in Anticoli, Corrado, a small mountain village near Rome, where I have a semi-permanent studio. This picture is part of a constantly recurring theme in my recent paintings, the study of movement on water. Its dominant shapes are based on the various residue of dead leaves and cut branches which, owing to sudden sluggishness in the river's movement, converge and accumulate themselves into momentary shapes which, at the slightest quivering movement of the water, dissolve and disintegrate.

‘This picture is related to several other recent works. There have been at least a dozen or so of preliminary studies (pencil sketches mostly).’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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