Black, Yellow and White Composition
Oil on canvas
101.8 × 127.3 cm / 40 × 50 in
Undated, it was one of the paintings Scott showed at the São Paulo Bienal that opened in September 1953. Although there is always the possibility that it was painted in the winter of 1952, it seems more likely to date from the first half of 1953, a period when Scott was increasingly preoccupied with what he called ‘more linear forms of structure’ with ‘square forms that could be descendants of earlier pictures’. Here, the black rectangular form with a thin white vertical strip is a straight descendant of the earlier tabletops with a coffee pot. Continue reading “William Scott Event at the Anita Rogers Gallery”
An exhibition & auction to fund art workshops for people with dementia.
24th May — 16th June 2019
The Great Grey is a creative project for people with dementia and their carers that launched in 2018 with seed funding from Age Unlimited. Based at the Hart Club — a gallery and project space dedicated to championing neurodiversity with the Arts — where weekly art workshops have flourished under the guidance of art psychotherapist Cressida Brotherstone. Continue reading “The Great Grey”
As part of this year’s first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia, there will be a screening of Every Picture Tells a Story on Friday 24 May, 4.00-5.45pm at the Saatchi Gallery, with popcorn and refreshments provided. Directed by William Scott’s son James Scott, it is the true life experience of Scott.
The William Scott Foundation are proud of their support of the Alzheimer’s Society, with William Scott’s works used as a source of inspiration in workshops organised by Creating with Dementia.
This year the first Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia takes place during Dementia Action Week. The Festival, organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance (RBKC DAA), is the first of its kind in the area. The wide range of events on offer during the week have been specially tailored for people living with dementia and their carers.
Talk: William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko
with Jon Benington, Manager, Victoria Art Gallery
This talk explores Scott’s path from figuration to abstraction, ranging from 1928 as a precocious 15-year old schoolboy in Northern Ireland, leading up to 1953 when he met and befriended Mark Rothko in New York. Coming from a working class background, Scott developed an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time, whilst gravitating towards the most progressive developments in French and American art. Continue reading “William Scott and his Circle: from Dylan Thomas to Mark Rothko”
The exhibition William Scott: Form – Colour – Space at the Verey Gallery, Eton College will open at 5.00pm on 24 February 2017, before the screening of Every Picture Tells a Story, at 6.00pm in the Upper School, Eton College. A Q&A session with the director James Scott will follow afterwards. Continue reading “Every Picture Tells a Story followed by Q&A”