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© the artist. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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The artist was born in North Wales and trained in Wrexham, London and Glasgow. Against an alternating pattern of strips of solid colour, Roberts sets sinister objects, such as mortuary tables with shrouded corpses. These are painted with some agitation and manipulation in oil paint, which at a distance has a powerful naturalism against the softly pulsating background acrylic colour. When questioned in 1995 the artist said that Velázquez was the artist living or dead with whom she would most like to have a conversation.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


Date

late 20th C

Medium

acrylic on canvas

Measurements

H 152.7 x W 152.7 cm

Accession number

NMW A 3995

Acquisition method

gift from the Contemporary Art Society, 1996

Work type

Painting


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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