Stephen McKenna Three Baskets 1995

Artwork details

Artist
Stephen McKenna born 1939
Title
Three Baskets
Date 1995
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 803 x 1002 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1995
Reference
T07032
Not on display

Display caption

McKenna lives and works in Italy and likes to set up still lifes in his studio. In 1995 he took a teaching post at the Hochschüle für Bildende Künste at Braunschweig in Germany, and a studio was provided with the job. Knowing that this new studio would be rather bare, the artist took these baskets with him from Italy in order to have a familiar subject to begin work on. McKenna bought these three baskets in Calabria, in Southern Italy, with a view to using them in his pictures. The baskets are typically used to sieve or dry food, pasta for example.

August 2004