Five Bar by Trevor Bell

This work was based on the rocket thrust witnessed by the artist in 1972 at the launch of Apollo 17, the first night-time launch of a space mission.

Details

Medium:
Acrylic on canvas on shaped stretchers
Dimensions:
305 x 730 cm
Art Fund grant:
£23,000 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Trevor Bell

The sight of such sublime beauty and power against the night sky inspired the luminous, almost incandescent colours and innovative five-part format. It was painted in Florida by Bell, a member of the St Ives School from the pioneering period of the mid 1950s, and is the culmination of a series of works.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor, FALMOUTH Cornwall TR11 2RT 01326 313 863 www.falmouthartgallery.com

Entry details

Free to all

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