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Four Card Players

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

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Belonging to the social realist tradition which emerged in British post-war painting, Weiss’ figurative work focuses on multi-figure compositions showing his subjects engaged in various social acts including eating, drinking and gaming. As with 'The Last Supper (2)', there is a concentration on the interaction between his figures, with each presented separately but also linked by an emphasis upon the movements of and placing of their hands. 'Four Card Players' also draws on art historical precedents including Cézanne’s celebrated oil 'The Card Players', but is here infused with an Expressionistic dynamic.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum





oil on canvas


H 76.2 x W 121.9 cm

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presented by the Weiss Family, 2018

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Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

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