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© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

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When Patrick Heron exhibited his work at the Redfern Galleries in the 1950s The Sunday Times reviewer said ‘the fact that many of his paintings contain nothing but these bands of colour seems to me...on the very edge of absurd’. Heron argued that great paintings are not about replicating people or objects but depicting wonderful shapes, forms and colours.

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

Peterborough


Date

1959

Medium

oil on paper on board

Measurements

H 69 x W 44 cm

Accession number

PETMG:1990.050.52

Acquisition method

acquired through the Ealand Warwick Bequest, 1990

Work type

Painting


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Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

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