Robert Ryman Ledger 1982

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Artist
Robert Ryman born 1930
Title
Ledger
Date 1982
Medium Enamelac paint on fibreglass, aluminium and wood
Dimensions Support: 763 x 711 x 36 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03550
Not on display

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This is one of about nine paintings from the same period and is painted in a pigmented shellac laid over glass re-inforced plastic. The strips of aluminium which are part of the work act as brackets to attach it to the wall. Ryman pays great attention to the marks of the paintbrush and uses white because he regards it as less emotionally charged than other colours. His works are about surface, texture, grain and luminosity rather than spatial composition.

August 2004

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