Hoyland, John
John Hoyland has been making abstract paintings since he left the Royal Academy Schools in 1960. He made the following statement about his work in 1978: 'Paintings are there to be experienced, they are events. They are also to be meditated on and to be enjoyed by the senses; to be felt through the eye. The way that they are perceived, as with nature, will be conditioned by the individual onlooker's feelings, background and temperament. Paintings are not intellectual, they don't describe events, don't tell a story, they are not concerned with history, literature, science, theatre, mathematics or movements; they are still.'
  • Artwork Details: 243.8 x 228.6cm
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  • Material description: acrylic on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 1863



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