Arshile Gorky

Garden in Sochi Motif

1942

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Artist
Arshile Gorky c.1904–1948
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 409 x 510 mm
Collection
Lent from a private collection 2014
On long term loan
Reference
L03592

Display caption

Gorky reconstructs his childhood memories of Armenia in this painting. The central shape, though difficult to decipher, was clearly an important personal symbol as he included it in several paintings. It has been interpreted in many different ways, as an Armenian butter-churn made of goatskin familiar from Gorky’s youth, for example, or a pair of red slippers his father gave him before the artist left for the United States.

Gallery label, October 2016

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