Wall of Light Blue by Sean Scully

The artist visited Mexico in 1983 where he was inspired by the ruins and the way light struck and shadowed the stacked stones.

Details

Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
274.3 x 335.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £115,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Timothy Taylor Gallery Ltd

He created a group of works after this visit, which he later called the 'Wall of Light' series. This large scale work is one of the earlier ones in the series. Greater luminosity is suggested through the use of colour and texture.

Provenance

Purchased from the artist; Timothy Taylor Gallery, 1999.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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