Description & Technical information

Painting, 1960 highlights the epitome of Scott’s unique ability to find beauty in plainness, and in keeping with his most celebrated works, it hovers in the thin line between figurativism and abstraction. It shows Scott’s ambition to achieve a synthesis between objects and space. Furthermore, Painting also highlights his interest in the exploration of colour, and tonal variations, with richly coated blue and brown shapes, unanchored in a thickly painted surface.

Date:  1960
Period:  20th century
Origin:  London
Medium: Paint on canvas
Dimensions: 91.5 x 46 cm (36 x 18¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Provenance:
Hanover Gallery, London
Antiquariato G. Cesarano, Bergamo
Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo
Literature: John Russell, ‘William Scott. Developments in Style III’ in London Magazine, Vol. 1. No. 3, June 1961, illustrated
Norbert Lynton, William Scott, Thames & Hudson, London, 2004, cat no. 154, illustrated p.253;
Sarah Whitfield (ed.), William Scott, Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Vol. 3, 1960-1968, Catalogue Numbers 428-656, Thames & Hudson in association with the William Scott Foundation, London, 2013, cat. no.439, illustrated p.42

Exhibitions: Hannover, Kestner Gesellschaft, William Scott, 2nd June 1960-5th February 1961, cat. no.66  (as Untitled), with tour to Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; and Stadtishce Galerie, Munich;
Bergamo, Galleries Lorenzelli, W. Scott,  February 1978

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints