Figures in an Air-Raid Shelter by Robert Colquhoun

The artist uses the tight and brutal enclosure of the air raid shelter to create a setting that is both theatrical in its design and emotional complexity.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
25.4 x 50.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,467 ( Total: £22,355)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Christie's

Is the figure on the left protecting the space or keeping order? The cramped discomfort is illustrated in the waking figure at the bottom.

Provenance

Mercury Gallery, London; Ewan Mundy, Glasgow; Peter Nahum Collection; Christie's, 2006.

Venue details

IWM London Lambeth Road, LONDON London SE1 6HZ 020 7416 5000 www.iwm.org.uk

Entry details

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