Bast by Paul Morrison

Black and white landscape composed of a series of motifs of plants taken from a variety of existing sources.

Details

Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
229 x 152.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,100 ( Total: £10,800)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Asprey Jacques

The large detailed and complex flower head in the foreground contrasts with the three cartoon-like trees in the background. The lack of perspective and relational proportions within the fabricated landscape, devoid of human presence, is characteristic of the artist's work. 'Bast' is the botanist's terminology for 'phloem', the tissue that conducts synthesised food substances in a plant.

Provenance

Asprey Jacques.

Venue details

Southampton City Art Gallery Civic Centre, SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire SO14 7LP 023 8083 2277 www.southampton.gov.uk/art

Entry details

Free to all
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