David Tindle Still Life with Plastic Cup and Spoon 1974

Artwork details

Artist
David Tindle born 1932
Title
Still Life with Plastic Cup and Spoon
Date 1974
Medium Tempera on board
Dimensions Support: 505 x 711 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1981
Reference
T03225
Not on display

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David Tindle has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1979, and became a fellow of the Royal College  of Art two years later.

This still life was prompted by a plastic spoon pushed through a polystyrene cup. Tindle has placed them on what looks like an altar. He sees the cup and spoon as a crucifix and the egg as a container of life. He wrote: ‘Perhaps I see religion frozen in time, but ready to break out of ordinary objects.’

August 2004