Bob Law Drawing 4.6.71 1971

Artwork details

Artist
Bob Law 1934–2004
Title
Drawing 4.6.71
Date 1971
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 1530 x 2042 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01806
Not on display

Display caption

Bob Law believed he would be able to convey his relationship with the natural world more accurately by eliminating all representation from his work.

This drawing derives from Law’s early ‘field’ drawings which he began to produce in 1959. These were made while, or immediately after, the artist lay in fields, prompted by what he has described as mystical moments of ecstasy. They are an attempt to communicate the spiritual dimension of Law’s experience of direct contact with nature and the environment.

September 2004

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