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Scenes from the Passion: The Blossomiest Blossom

© the artist. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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This painting comes from an on-going series subtitled 'Scenes of the Passion' that record the places, rather than specific incidents, in Shaw's growing-up. Although they have the look of photo-realism, they have been altered through rigorous act of recall that renders them altogether different. The title of the series refers to the Stations of the Cross, and in a most literal way, the locations around the Tile Hill estate that he paints, are sites of Shaw's becoming himself, of separating himself from a place that he can neither leave not stay in.

British Council Collection

London


Date

2001

Medium

Humbrol enamel on board

Measurements

H 43 x W 53 cm

Accession number

P7370

Acquisition method

purchased from Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art, 2001

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

GEORGE SHAW SCENES FROM THE PASSION THE BLOSSOMIEST BLOSSOM 2001


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British Council Collection

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

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