Lisa Milroy Shoes 1985

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Artist
Lisa Milroy born 1959
Title
Shoes
Date 1985
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1765 x 2260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Charles Saatchi 1992
Reference
T06532
Not on display

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In all her object paintings, Milroy presents things in their most characteristic profile, side on or from above, depending on the objects concerned. They are alienated from any context, set against a neutral, most frequently white ground. This absorbs the shadows and contrasts with the objects' three-dimensionality, allowing an ambiguity in the viewer's relation to the object. They can be seen equally as placed on the floor or hung vertically on a wall. Our perception of them as objects diminishes as our appreciation of their abstract qualities and their serial ordering increases.

September 2004