Gillian Ayres OBE

Weddell

c.1973–4

Not on display

Artist
Gillian Ayres OBE 1930–2018
Medium
Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1680 x 1250 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 2013
Reference
T13725

Display caption

As with most of Ayres’s work, the title Weddell was added once the painting was finished. It may derive from the sea of the same name, as the painting invokes an impression of the power and vastness of nature. Weddell is built up with heavily textured layers of paint, although the final layer appears thinly applied. Here Ayres presents paint as both a material act and a substance.

Gallery label, October 2019

Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? We would like to hear from you.

You might like