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Black and Brown

© estate of Roger Hilton. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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Painted in Newlyn, this work draws heavily on imagery from the town's harbour. Passages of thick black paint and lighter washes occupy the lower half of the composition, suggestive of boat-forms, water and quayside. Drawn charcoal lines punctuate the unpainted upper section. Hilton's practice at this time emphasised informality and improvisation. His range of mark-making allowed for drawn and smeared lines and areas of heavy impasto within a single image.

The Pier Arts Centre


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  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    23 x 30.5 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 31

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979


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