Hodgkin spent 16 years studying and teaching at the Bath Academy of Art but this is the first work by the artist to be acquired by the gallery.
Silence by Sir Howard Hodgkin, 19972004
© Howard Hodgkin
- Oil on wood
- 45.6 x 47 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £62,500 ( Total: £75,000)
- Acquired in:
- Sir Howard Hodgkin
This work represents a significant stylistic development from the last decade. The application of thin layers of paint using broad brushes creates a feeling of great spontaneity and painterliness. The painting evokes an almost mesmeric sense of stillness. The range from glowing orange and terracotta through burnt siena to near black, is suggestive of the tranquillity and mystery associated with the half light.
Direct from the artist through Gagosian Gallery.