Not on display
- Wyndham Lewis 1882–1957
- Oil paint and graphite on canvas
- Support: 2007 x 1537 mm
frame: 2195 x 1740 x 60 mm
- Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1964
Lewis was interested in the behaviour of people in crowds. This painting appears to show groups of stick-like figures being lost within the vast architecture of a city. Two of the figures wave red flags. A third, in the bottom left, waves a tricolour flag. These could be indicating protest or the existence of opposing political groups. This is also suggested by a previous title of the work, Revolution. Lewis painted this work during the second year of the First World War, which could explain his focus on opposition groups.
Gallery label, November 2019
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