Bryan Wynter
Seedtime 1958–9

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Bryan Wynter 1915–1975
Date 1958–9
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1422 x 1118 mm
frame: 1460 x 1158 x 45 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Not on display

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Wynter painted 'Seedtime' over several months between 1958 and 1959. Its fragmented and calligraphic design demonstrates the artist's interest in space, structure and movement. Such works brought him to public attention and gained for him a reputation nationally and internationally. Wynter acknowledged that his paintings were no longer directly representational but maintained that they were still linked to nature. 'I used to be a landscape painter. Am I still influenced by landscape? The landscape I live among is bare of houses, trees, people; is dominated by winds, by swift changes of weather, by moods of the sea...These elemental forces enter the painting and lend their qualities without becoming motifs'.

September 2004

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