La Vie Distraite by William Crosbie

The social comment of the work reflects the flux and confusion of the year 1939.


Oil on canvas
183 x 152 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,750 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
Ewan Mundy Fine Arts

The barrage balloon which hangs like a threatening device over the upper part of the canvas heralds the approaching war. The theme is the destructive forces which man has unleashed, and the damage that they will do to human life.


Ewan Mundy Fine Arts.

Venue details

Perth Museum and Art Gallery 78 George St, Perth Perth & Kinross PH1 5LB 01738 632488

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