Edo Murtic

Red and Brown

1960

Not on display
Artist
Edo Murtic 1921–2005
Original title
Crveno smede
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1143 x 1462 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Yugoslav Committee of Cultural Relations 1961
Reference
T00426

Catalogue entry

Edo Murtic born 1921

T00426 Red and Brown 1960

Inscribed 'Murtic | 1960' b.l., and 'CRVENO SMEDE' and '114 x 146' on stretcher
Oil on canvas, 45 x 57 1/2 (114 x 146)
Presented by the Yugoslav Committee of Cultural Relations 1961
Prov: Purchased by the Yugoslav Committee of Cultural Relations from the artist
Exh: Contemporary Yugoslav Painting and Sculpture, Tate Gallery, April-May 1961 (36); Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, June-July 1961 (36); Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, July-August 1961 (36); Brighton Art Gallery, August-September 1961 (36)
Repr: Vladimir Malekovic, Murtic (Pordenone 1978), p.163

The artist told the compiler on 3 June 1962 that his abstract pictures were influenced by the Yugoslav landscape; not however by any particular view or place, but by the character of the soil and the rocks. This is partly an expression of the patriotic attachment which the Yugoslavs feel for their native soil.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.551

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