EARLY FIGURATIVE WORKS 1952 - 68

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EARLY WORK 1952 - 68
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BLIND LEADING THE BLIND
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AFTER LAS MENINAS - 1
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AFTER LAS MENINAS - 2
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REVERIES
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OCCASIONAL
CORRIDA 100 x 300 cms 1955-6
Corrida was painted in Madrid whilst I was on a year's Spanish Government scholarship, and it was exhibited in Galeria Abril, Madrid in 1956.  

The work reflects my wonderment and thrill on seeing Goya's Black paintings in the Prado,and inspired my lifelong involvement with a long horizontal format.

As a young ex-student I was also influenced by Francis Bacon, but the catharsis on seeing Goya's  paintings made me want to attempt to reconcile aspects of both these two artists, together with my experience of the bullfight.  The painting is also about degrees of fear, expressed by both humans and animals, not exclusively  about the implied setting which hints at the bullring.   It is of course,a homage to Goya.             

 
Corrida means ' The Running '
STUDY OF AN OLD MAN 92 x 67 cms 1955

LAST SUPPER 4" x 16" 1959 - Collection CHRISTCHURCH, KENSINGTON

TWO MEN EATING oil on board 4" x 6" 1958

 

 

 
CRUCIFIXION 8" x 4" 1956
Collection CHRISTCHURCH, KENSINGTON

MAN EATING oil on board 76 x 107 cms 1959
PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

 
SLEEPING FIGURE 122 x 152 cms 1959 - PRIVATE COLLECTION
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1956 - 1968

 

 

SEATED MAN 36 " x 26 " 1957

 

DANCERS I - 46 x 46 cms 1963
DANCERS II - 41 x 41 cms 1963

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