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Heartwood

© Jeffrey Dennis. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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There is a strongly English, verbal and narrative, wit to Dennis's painting where scale is played with, reducing the figures to characters whose story intrigues and eludes. The greenness of Dennis's country is vivid, beyond the natural, and the landscape made from peas. The artist wrote of this work 'For a landscape, one might choose peas or beans, flowers or a stained wall. But it is important that the chosen surface be a sturdy trampoline for the figures and images that will populate it.

British Council Collection

London

  • Date

    1989

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    230 x 214 cm

  • Accession number

    P5893

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, 1991

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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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