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Swing

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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In 1986 Willing explained that this painting 'recalls when I was a small boy and took great delight in going backwards and forwards on a swing, upside down. What was marvellous about that was the disorientation. You had the impression that the world was swinging, not you. Later I discovered that the 'hanged man' card in the tarot pack is an upside down figure, representing chaos. So there seemed a connection. It is chaotic if the whole world is moving.'

Pallant House Gallery

Chichester


Date

1978

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 183 x W 152 cm

Accession number

CHCPH 1493

Acquisition method

on loan from Colin St John Wilson, since 2004

Work type

Painting


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9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ England

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