William Scott
Orange, Black and White Composition 1953

Artwork details

Artist
William Scott 1913–1989
Title
Orange, Black and White Composition
Date 1953
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1219 x 1219 mm
frame: 1260 x 1268 x 65 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1966
Reference
T00831
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1950

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Scott was one of the most successful painters in 1950s Britain. He painted figures, landscapes and especially still lifes, and was interested in the ambiguities between them. Around 1953, he also became concerned with the expressive power of the paint itself. That year he visited America, where he met many of the leading artists and recognised that his was an essentially European art.

September 2016

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