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”
Located in the Ojai valley 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles in Southern California, canvas and paper is a non-profit exhibition space showing paintings and drawings from the 20th century and earlier in thematic and single artist exhibits. Their current exhibition features three paintings by the Modern British artist William Scott, renowned for his still lifes.
Thursday — Sunday 12.00 — 5.00pm
canvas and paper
311 N. Montgomery Street
This September, to celebrate the centenary year of Ann Dannatt, Waterhouse & Dodd will display works from the George Dannatt Trust, a collection formed over the course of George and Ann’s 66 year marriage. The exhibition will feature George’s paintings alongside selected works by artists the Dannatt’s knew and collected, including Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Denis Mitchell, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and John Wells.
Solomon Fine Art is delighted to once again host its Collectibles exhibition of important 20th century Irish and British painting, print & sculpture.
Featuring a superb range of modern and contemporary works for the Irish art connoisseur and collector, the exhibition brings together such internationally renowned artists as Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, Greyson Perry, Elisabeth Frink, William Scott , Patrick Heron, Lynn Chadwick, Tony Cragg, Marc Quinn, Terry Frost, Louis le Brocquy, Basil Blackshaw, Roger Hilton, Elizabeth Magill, Christopher Nevinson, Ben Nicholson and Rowan Gillespie. Continue reading “Collectibles”
Dellasposa is pleased to present Modern Mavericks, an exhibition that explores the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and the indelible mark they left upon British modernism through the artists Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott.
Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stood at the heart of modernism as they crossed the frontier between figurative art and abstraction in their unique quests for new aesthetic expression. The exhibition traces the ways British artists engaged with a much deeper and more varied appreciation of the modern masters than is widely understood, by drawing a comparison with Picasso’s metamorphosis of style and Matisse’s use of colour and pure line. Continue reading “Modern Mavericks”
The elegant simplicity of Scott’s celebrated work emerged from a long apprenticeship
What is it?
Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug) is a 1975 charcoal drawing by William Scott (1913-1989).
How was it done?
Scott is probably best known as a painter, but there is a strongly graphic character to much of his painting, and drawing was always important to him even though, until the early 1970s, he chose not to exhibit his drawings. It is as though, prior to this time, he regarded drawing as a mode of personal research and experimentation. The inclusion of drawings in two major shows of his work in 1971 and 1972 – to great acclaim – changed his mind, and from then on drawing was a significant, primary pursuit. Continue reading “Article: Art in Focus: Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug)”
Abstraction has roots in the physical world. Meaning literally drawn from, the term abstraction suggests a source from which line, color, and shape emerge. While many American artists of the postwar period moved increasingly toward a rhetoric of pure disembodied form, their British counterparts embraced a relationship to the landscape. In particular, the fishing town of St. Ives, Cornwall became a magnet for artists including Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, and William Scott seeking inspiration from its coastal terrain, weather, and light. Although thoroughly abstract, these works flicker with references to the horizon, deep space, crags, and boulders. Their vibrant colors and geometric forms resonate with the experience of being grounded in time and space. Continue reading “British Abstraction: Three Views”
Sotheby’s is delighted to host an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés who revolutionised Britain’s art and publishing worlds. Brave New Visions tells the story of the pioneering émigré art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, introducing artists such as Naum Gabo, Oskar Kokoschka, Kurt Schwitters and Francis Bacon to post-war Britain. The vision of such influential dealers as Lea Bondi Jaray, Erica Brausen, Andras Kalman, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, Annely Juda and Charles and Peter Gimpel will be shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed. These include William Scott, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Gillian Ayres, Frank Auerbach, Lynn Chadwick and Graham Sutherland. Continue reading “Brave New Visions”