Orion by Alison Watt

Alison Watt is best known for her paintings of drapery, a specialism that developed out of her fascination with 19th-century European art, and in particular the depiction of fabric in the paintings of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.


Oil on canvas
122 x 122 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
Ingleby Gallery

Like many of Watt’s works, Orion appears photographic from a distance; it is only as the viewer approaches the canvas that the brushwork comes into focus, the paint often worked in broad strokes that belie the work’s hyper-realistic appearance.


The artist.

Venue details

Perth Museum and Art Gallery 78 George St, Perth Perth & Kinross PH1 5LB 01738 632488 www.culturepk.org.uk/museums-and-galleries/perth-museum-and-art-gallery/

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