This work depicts a tank emerging from a sunlit forest glade.

The functional form of the tank is disguised by the machine’s camouflage – the natural forms and colours of nature have been appropriated by a machine as a form of concealment. Snell uses different techniques to paint the landscape and the tank to create a highly illusionistic painting. Snell’s interest in military machinery began whilst she was a student living and working in Norwich. The number of British and American military establishments in the East Anglia means that such sights are not uncommon.

Provenance

The artist.


Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

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