Bryan WynterRiverbed 1959

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Artist
Bryan Wynter (1915‑1975)
Title
Riverbed
Date 1959
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 1524 x 1220 mm frame: 1540 x 1235 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2003
Reference
T07991
Not on display

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Wynter made his paintings with hundreds of brushmarks intersecting and laid over one another. This approach related him to the Art Informel movement or Tachisme then prevalent in France. These laid emphasis on the matter of paint itself and the gestural marks made in response to one another.

Wynter, who lived isolated on the moors of Cornwall, was fascinated by nature. His painting technique deliberately echoed natural processes of flow and erosion. Here the lighter brushstrokes seem to flow around larger areas like water around rocks – hence the work’s title.

February 2010

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