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Italian by Trevor Bell


The canvas is divided into three main horizontal bands. The upper two being of approximately equal depth, with the largest area at the base. The upper band is painted in sienna, with a circular area of brown/black to the left. The lower area is predominantly black, with strips of brown to either edge, and yellow to the left. The centre area holds a series of vertical fields of red and white, with some yellow and black, heavily impastoed. A vertical strip of sienna, a narrow red strip, and a yellow and umber curve extend below the central band and penetrate into black.
Artist:Trevor Bell
Artwork type:painting
Style/Period:abstract expressionist 1950s
Material:Oil on canvas
Measurements:1213 x 908 mm
Technique:painting
Date:1959
Location:University of Leeds Art Collections
Culture:English
Rights owner:Trevor Bell
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:University of Leeds
Notes:Trevor Bell was Gregory Fellow in Painting at the University of Leeds from 1960 to 1963. This painting, together with another work in the University Art Collection, To Tuscany, were exhibited in the 1964 Arts Council exhibition, 'The Gregory Fellows'. The painting was purchased from the Waddington Galleries in 1960 and presented to the University by Stanley Burton.

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