Summer Music

1989

Crone, David
Largely autobiographical, David Crone’s paintings convey a natural empathy for the events and people of Belfast, where he has lived and worked for most of his life. He made the following statement about 'Summer Music': ‘Heads in a taxi, figures in a shop or restaurant absorbed in their own concerns move in and out of focus and light, many signify a wider human experience and existence out of time and place. The quiet of a summer afternoon is shattered by music of flute and drum; the sound conjures anxiety, asserts meaning to those who hear it.' Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 152 x 183cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Scene With Figures
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC12/1990

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