Evert Lundquist Woman in Red 1956–7

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Artist
Title
Woman in Red
Date 1956–7
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1000 x 902 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Nils Tesch 1958
Reference
T00208
Not on display

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In the 1950s Lundquist's work was dramatically expressive in technique, while his imagery remained closely in contact with visible nature. Here the image is subjected to severe simplification and locked into a formal structure and strong surface texture of coloured paint strokes. The artist has described the image as representing the head and shoulders of a woman with flowing hair. A pair of wings and the head of a second figure are also suggested and there is a window at top left. The veiling of the imagery through simplification and by the use of red and warm colours was intended to heighten the irrational dream-like effect of the image.

September 2004

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