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.

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.

Provenance

The artist.




Exhibitions at Perth Museum and Art Gallery

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