Graham Sutherland OM A Foundry: Hot Metal has been Poured into a Mould and Inflammable Gas is Rising 1941–2

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Artist
Title
A Foundry: Hot Metal has been Poured into a Mould and Inflammable Gas is Rising
Date 1941–2
Medium Crayon and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 918 x 1092 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05739
Not on display

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Between 1940 and 1945, Sutherland was an Official War Artist. He was almost continually employed on specific projects including, for example, recording bomb damage in London, and depicting tin mines in Cornwall and steel works in Cardiff and Swansea. This picture is one of several works made at the Guest, Keen and Baldwin steel works in Cardiff. Since the emergence of the modern factory system in the late eighteenth century, artists had often associated the fiery and awesome industrial landscape with more traditional visions of hell.

September 2004

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