Incident near Huppy by Hughie O'Donoghue

One of a series of works by the artist about France during the Second World War and the retreat of 1940.


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.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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