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26.7.74 NO. 1/4 by Sean Scully

26.7.74 represents a transitional phase between Scully's early paintings - exhuberant, with overlapping stripes - and the sombre works of the 1977-79 phase. It employs widely spaced single overlapping bands tied to the ground by bleeding around taped edges. It also suggests that the sequnece of these tapings determine the final image (a feature of his earlier work). By 1973, Scully was saying to William Feaver that his painting was 'about presenting an extreme state of one kind or another'. We can see in retrospect that Scully was sobering up for the later, 'black' paintings.
Artist:Sean Scully
Artwork type:painting
Material:oil on canvas
Measurements:1220 x 1220 mm
Technique:widely spaced single-overlapped bands tied to the ground by bleeding around taped edges
Location:Arts & Humanities Research Council, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2AE. View by appointment; please contact the AHRC's Facilities Manager on 01179 876 500
Rights owner:Sean Scully
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:Council for National Academic Awards

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