Hamlet by Carel Weight

For Weight, fear and confusion are everywhere.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
206 x 206 cm
Acquired in:
1993
Presented by:
Carel Weight through The Art Fund

He uses disturbed figures in suburban settings painted with a chilling detachment to convey the terrors with which he is haunted. Where the story is available, as here in the graveyard scene in Hamlet, Weight is not concerned with mere representation. While portraying the horror of the scene he uses the narrative to convey Man's ultimate loneliness.

Provenance

Carel Weight

Venue details

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2PP 01772 258 248 www.harrismuseum.org.uk

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