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Orange and Lemon with White: 1965

© the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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Patrick Heron spent most of his childhood in Cornwall and then trained at the Slade School of Art between 1937–1939. The Cornish landscape where he lived was influential to his work. He sees the contours of the rocks on the moors and cliffs as having powerful rhythms which he translates into his art. It is interesting to consider whether this painting is constructed with interconnecting coloured shapes creating a flat space, or whether shapes are overlapping each other to create shallow sections which protrude and recede.

University of Warwick





oil on canvas


H 150 x W 168 cm

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Acquisition method

presented by Sir Alistair McAlpine, 1966

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Inscription description

signed, inscribed with title and dated April 1965


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University of Warwick

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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