Sean Scully — Sea Star

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National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
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0207 747 2885

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Dates & Time:
13th April to 11th August 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 9 PM (Fri)
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See nationalgallery.org.uk

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The National Gallery will be showcasing some brand-new work by Sean Scully that was inspired by JMW Turner's The Evening Star.

Scully sees Turner's landscape as one of his most atmospheric paintings, and used the boy setting off along the shore as a starting point for his own totally abstract work.

Scully's pieces are usually constructed from panels painted in thickly applied oil, creating rich, textured surfaces in a stripe or checkerboard arrangement, evoking images of horizons, fields, buildings and coastlines.

 

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