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alan davie art

Alan Davie (1920-2014)
Boxes For Moon 1963
Oil paint on canvas
Lent by the Artist’s Estate courtesy of Alan Wheatley Art, London

Davie’s earlier work, dominated by dark images of blacks, browns and ochres, gives way to a more optimistic Pop Art sensibility. This work and its pair ‘Boxes for Joy’ show him delighting in more artificial colours such as pinks and purples. He references one of the core subjects for artists – the still life. This theme had been tackled by him in the 1940s. He would have known the visual experiments of Cezanne and the Cubists, as well as the work of Gauguin. He creates a flattened colourful design, possibly drawing on the experience of seeing landscapes from above while gliding, as well as the decorative approach from his work making jewellery.

ie as related and interchangeable, see label for ‘Scented Music’.

alan davie art

Alan Davie (1920-2014)
Boxes For Moon 1963
Oil paint on canvas
Lent by the Artist’s Estate courtesy of Alan Wheatley Art, London

Davie’s earlier work, dominated by dark images of blacks, browns and ochres, gives way to a more optimistic Pop Art sensibility. This work and its pair ‘Boxes for Joy’ show him delighting in more artificial colours such as pinks and purples. He references one of the core subjects for artists – the still life. This theme had been tackled by him in the 1940s. He would have known the visual experiments of Cezanne and the Cubists, as well as the work of Gauguin. He creates a flattened colourful design, possibly drawing on the experience of seeing landscapes from above while gliding, as well as the decorative approach from his work making jewellery.

ie as related and interchangeable, see label for ‘Scented Music’.

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