The 'Trial' is figurative in the most literal sense of the word, in that it is dominated by boldly simplified monolithic figures composed without the distraction of minutely observed detail.
The Trial (after Kafka) by Keith Vaughan, 1950
© The estate of Keith Vaughan. All rights reserved, DACS 2009
- Oil on cardboard
- 71 x 100 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,200 ( Total: £4,400)
- Acquired in:
Although on occasion his work came close to total abstraction, notably in the landscape paintings, the suggestion of a recognisable, if nightmarish, location is always present.