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.
Figures in an Air-Raid Shelter by Robert Colquhoun, 1941
© the artist's estate. All Rights Reserved 2010 / Bridgeman Art Library
- Oil on panel
- 25.4 x 50.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,467 ( Total: £22,355)
- Acquired in:
Is the figure on the left protecting the space or keeping order? The cramped discomfort is illustrated in the waking figure at the bottom.
Mercury Gallery, London; Ewan Mundy, Glasgow; Peter Nahum Collection; Christie's, 2006.