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Oil Painting - Still Life - Flowers And Jug

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©Estate of William Scott, 2002

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1950P3
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1946 - 1946

Maker Information

Artist:William Scott - View biography for William Scott


Scott was born near Glasgow, but grew up in Northern Ireland and attended Belfast School of Art from 1928 - 1931. He admired the simple, direct painting of the artist Alfred Wallis who he met in St. Ives. His first encounter with the work of Cezanne and Braque during a visit to France, inspired him to experiment with still life composition. Here, the still life group is pared down to essentials and presented as an arrangement of basic outlines and vibrant colours. The objects he used were of little importance in themselves. He wrote:

' I think these things are completely uninteresting. That is why I paint them. They convey nothing. There is no meaning to them at all, but they are a means of making a picture.'

Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1950.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:495 mm
Width:597 mm