William Scott White, Sand and Ochre 1960–1

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Artist
William Scott 1913–1989
Title
White, Sand and Ochre
Date 1960–1
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1600 x 1727 mm
frame: 1680 x 1810 x 83 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1961
Reference
T00415
Not on display

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Shortly after he completed this painting, the artist said he hesitated to comment on it, beyond relating it to his other paintings from the same time. He did say, however, that a source of inspiration may have been his strong liking for Egyptian painted art. Although Scott had not visited Egypt at the time, he described a number of his paintings as having Egyptian references and titled some of them accordingly. While this work is obviously related to the earlier 'Ochre Still Life', also on view in this gallery, its shapes are even more flattened out and abstract and the surface texture resembles a plastered wall.

September 2004

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