Triptych: Silver Birches & Bindweed & Beneath a Rotting Tree by Michael Porter

Porter's paintings provide fragments from the Derbyshire woodland near to where he was born and brought up.

Details

Medium:
Oil & pva on canvas
Dimensions:
Each 32 x 170 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,937 ( Total: £11,750)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Purdy Hicks Gallery

It is as if the works have been put under a painterly microscope. He works simultaneously with both oil and water based paints and exploits the inability of these two media to mix, thus achieving a wide repertoire of surfaces, from marble-like complexity to watery simplicity.

Provenance

Purdy Hicks Gallery.

Venue details

The Whitworth The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester Greater Manchester M15 6ER 0161 275 7450 www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

Entry details

Free to all

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