Jack Smith Bottles in Light and Shadow 1959

Artwork details

Artist
Jack Smith 1928–2011
Title
Bottles in Light and Shadow
Date 1959
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1220 x 1221 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1959
Reference
T00286
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00286 BOTTLES IN LIGHT AND SHADOW 1959

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 48×48 (122×122).
Purchased from the artist through the Whitechapel Art Gallery 1959.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1959 (58).
Repr: John Rothenstein, The Tate Gallery, 1962, p.260.

The artist wrote (28 July 1959) that this was one of a series of pictures ‘all attempting to state a particular experience of still life objects in a room. Also a particular kind of light and darkness which constantly changes their identities. A sensation of objects.’

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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