Untitled 1971-72

1971

Miller, Alan
This painting belongs to a period when the artist was painting mainly in acrylic. It shows six square-like shapes running along the bottom length of the canvas, with one further shape placed on the row above. All of the shapes have been painted using different colours and techniques which allow for areas of paint dripping and inventive paint handling. The artist regards the materials a picture is made from as an important part of their content and in comparison to his later work he talked about the 'dexterity of handling and inventiveness of surface'. Helen Loughlan
  • Artwork Details: 261 x 339cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: acrylic on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 1186

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