Women of Belfast by F E McWilliam

McWilliam produced his 'Women of Belfast' series from 1971 as a response to the escalation of violence in the Province at that time.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
57 x 78 x 25 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
J R S Smyth

In his treatment of the figure he uses distortion, this time as an expression of extreme emotion. There are some twenty studies in the series; this, one of the largest, shows a woman flung back by the impact of an explosion. Both the force of the composition and the texture of the bronze indicate the agony of the subject, a symbol of all innocent victims of violence.

Provenance

F.E.McWilliam; by bequest to Mr J.R.S.Smyth, Worcester.

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