Image of the Fish God (series) [Opus D.379]
© Alan Davie

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Image of the Fish God (series) [Opus D.379] 1954
  • Scottish Art
Image of the Fish God' is one of a group of brush drawings in oil paint which led to a series of seven paintings of the same title. Like all Davie’s drawings of this period, the 'Image of the Fish God' drawings were made as a series. Davie would place a dozen or so sheets of paper on the floor, make a similar mark or motif on each, and then add further marks and motifs serially and automatically, continually varying and changing the placement and forms. This would result in a group of drawings featuring a common vocabulary of forms.


  • Acc. No. GMA 4264
  • Medium Oil on paper
  • Size 38.20 x 37.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by the artist 1997