Harry Thubron Black Rose 1966

Artwork details

Artist
Harry Thubron 1915–1985
Title
Black Rose
Date 1966
Medium Wood, linoleum, hardboard, plaster and silk
Dimensions Object: 610 x 710 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1992
Reference
T06592
Not on display

Display caption

Harry Thubron was an influential and much respected teacher. He was Head of Fine Art at Leeds College of Art from 1955 to 1964 and in the 1970s he taught part-time at Goldsmiths' College. He worked in a variety of media, notably painting, collage, assemblage and wood carving. 'Black Rose' is typical of Thubron's assemblages. Different found materials create a richly textured surface and their arrangement is allusively erotic. Thubron's emphasis on experiment and instinct inspired numerous artists. This work is being shown to complement the display 'Painterly Abstraction in Britain' in Room 27. This includes artists such as John Hoyland, Albert Irvin and John Walker who have all paid tribute to Thubron's example.

September 2004

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