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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