24 May 2012
William Scott, R.A. (1913-1989)
signed and dated 'W. SCOTT 76' (lower right)
22½ x 20¼ in. (57 x 77 cm.)
This work is recorded in the William Scott Archive as No. 892.
with Gimpel Fils, London.
with Gallery Kasahara, Osaka.
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Exhibition catalogue, William Scott, Tokyo, Gallery Kasahara, 1976, pp. 31, 39, illustrated.
Tokyo, Gallery Kasahara, William Scott, May 1976, no. 15.
In the late 1960s Scott began to re-emphasise in his paintings and drawings the familiar kitchen objects, the pots and pans, that had been accommodated only as more abstract shapes during the earlier part of the decade. From this time on the distinction between abstraction and figuration was less emphasised in Scott's work. Schematised drawings of recognisable but extremely simplified objects were combined with more abstracted shapes in compositions of great refinement and clarity. Colour relationships are both rich and controlled.
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