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Patrick Heron

Tate St Ives

19 May - 30 Sep 2018

Focusing on the central role of colour in Patrick Heron’s work, this exhibition brings an extensive group of the artist’s large-scale abstract works to Cornwall, where Heron lives and worked from 1956. One of Britain’s most significant post-war abstract painters, the exhibition suggests that Heron’s paintings are nonetheless the result of his experience of looking acutely at the world; though they do not directly represent the garden and landscape surrounding his home and studio in Cornwall, the forms of these surroundings resonate in his painting in fundamental ways. The exhibition spans over 50 years of work, from 1943 to 1996, charting the development of Heron’s colour-saturated aesthetic. Find out more about the Patrick Heron exhibition from the Tate’s website.

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Interior with Garden Window: 1955, Patrick Heron

Interior with Garden Window: 1955 (1955), Patrick Heron. © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

Five Discs : 1963, Patrick Heron

Five Discs : 1963 (1963), Patrick Heron. © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

Green and Mauve Horizontals : January 1958, Patrick Heron

Green and Mauve Horizontals : January 1958 (1958), Patrick Heron. © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

The Piano : 1943, Patrick Heron

The Piano : 1943 (1943), Patrick Heron. © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

Sydney Garden Painting : December 1989, Patrick Heron

Sydney Garden Painting : December 1989 (1989), Patrick Heron. © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018

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