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Sean Scully at the National Gallery

Daniel F. Herrmann and Colin Wiggins; With contributions by Eimear McBride, Vahni Capildeo, and Kelly Grovier

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Sean Scully (b.1945) is an Irish-born, American-based painter and printmaker, best known for his monumental oil paintings which draw on the traditions of Abstract Expressionism.
 
This catalogue showcases a recent body of work inspired by the National Gallery’s own collection and in particular by J.M.W. Turner’s The Evening Star (c.1830). For Scully, this elegiac picture constitutes one of Turner’s most profound paintings, leading to new departures in his own work. Using the motif of stripes or chequerboards, Scully evokes landscapes and architecture, horizons, fields, and coastlines, in which his contemplative forms become reminders of personal experiences and distinctive moments. Vast, bold panel paintings with richly textured surfaces are illustrated together with delicate works on paper: aquatints and luminous pastels. The accompanying text includes newly commissioned essays, and poetry by Vahni Capildeo and Kelly Grovier, while a unique photo essay by Irish novelist Eimear McBride highlights the sweeping impasto, strong brushstrokes, and vivid colors that distinguish Scully’s painting.
 

Daniel F. Herrmann is special projects curator and Colin Wiggins formerly special projects curator, both at the National Gallery, London.

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National Gallery, London
(04/13/19–08/11/19)

ISBN: 9781857096453
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Co-publisher: Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
128 pages, 9 5/8 x 12
86 color illus.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Alison Watt

Phantom

Colin Wiggins and Don Paterson

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Bridget Riley

Paintings and Related Work

Colin Wiggins; With Michael Bracewell and Marla Prather

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Michael Landy

Saints Alive

Colin Wiggins; With Richard Cork and Jennifer Sliwka

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George Shaw

My Back to Nature

George Shaw; With an introduction by Colin Wiggins

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Ed Ruscha

Course of Empire

Edited by Christopher Riopelle; With essays by Tom McCarthy

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