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Flowers and Silk, Blue Symphony

© the estate of David Bomberg. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Bomberg was trained at the Slade and initially associated with the Vorticists. During the 1920s he developed a more naturalistic and expressionistic style. In a period of depression during the 1940s his wife encouraged him to paint flowers. These became progressively more vibrant and here their vase has disappeared in an abstract riot of colour. Bomberg enjoyed little success, but was an influential teacher and is now recognised as a major figure in British modernism.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    97.2 x 76.1 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 224

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Marlborough Gallery with the assistance of the Knapping Fund, 1969


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