One of a series of works by the artist about France during the Second World War and the retreat of 1940.
Incident near Huppy by Hughie O'Donoghue, 19992002
© Hughie O'Donoghue
- Oil on canvas incorporating photographic inkjet on gami tissue
- 209 x 181 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £9,500 ( Total: £18,000)
- Acquired in:
- Purdy Hicks Gallery
Huppy is a small rural town in Belgium, and the artist has used an archive photograph of a burning truck to investigate the emotive theme of an abandoned landscape. The photograph is positioned in the top-right of the canvas and is used as a trigger to consider the expressive and formal qualities of the remainder of the picture surface.
The artist; Purdy Hicks Gallery.