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.


Oil on linen
274.3 x 335.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £115,000)
Acquired in:
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.


Purchased from the artist; Timothy Taylor Gallery, 1999.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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