These two paintings, 'Sky Base' by John Hoyland (pictured) and 'Dialogue Fandango' by Jack Smith, are important examples of very different abstract painting styles.
Sky Base by John Hoyland, late 20th Century
© Southampton City Art Gallery
- acrylic oil
- 25 × 20.5cm (9 13/16 × 8 1/16in.) 91 × 91cm (35 13/16 × 35 13/16in.)
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Professor L. and Mrs P. Allen through The Art Fund
Hoyland disliked the 'abstract' painter label, describing himself simply as a painter. Before adopting his own abstract style, Smith's earlier works often featured domestic objects, and were known as part of the 'Kitchen Sink' school of realism.
Professor and Mrs Allen