The Far Side of the Field
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The Far Side of the Field 1964
  • Scottish Art
Known as a skilful colourist, Alastair Michie produced powerful abstract paintings which are influenced by the natural world. This work is typical of his oeuvre in being richly coloured and textured. His use of matt and scraped paint suggests wind-blown nature. Michie worked in the Edinburgh tradition of producing works which are sensuously coloured with a bold handling of paint. However he was also greatly inspired by American artists of the 1960s and began to produce paintings in his signature style after this time.

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.

Oeuvre

French term which is used to refer to an artist's total body of work.

Abstract art, Oeuvre

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 1047
  • Medium Acrylic on board
  • Size 43.20 x 58.00 cm (framed: 61.80 x 75.20 x 3.00 cm)
  • Credit Scott Hay Collection: presented 1967