David Inshaw
The Badminton Game 1972–3

Artwork details

Artist
David Inshaw born 1943
Title
The Badminton Game
Date 1972–3
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1524 x 1835 mm
frame: 1734 x 2045 x 103 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1980
Reference
T03189
On loan to Pinacoteca do Estado (São Paulo, Brazil)

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This painting, which was originally titled after a poem by Thomas Hardy, is one of a number influenced by the landscape of Wiltshire and in particular by houses and gardens in Devizes. Inshaw has written 'my main aim was to produce a picture that held a moment in time, but unlike a photograph, which only records an event. I thought a painting could give a more universal, deeper meaning to that moment by composing one instant from lots of different unrelated moments.' He has written of 'the mystery and wonder I felt all around me in this magic place'. Provisional as supplied to British Airports Authority May 1990

August 2004

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