Red Painting: July 25 1963
© The Estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

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Red Painting: July 25 1963 1963
Heron's work was strongly influenced by French artists such as Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, with their sensuous feeling for colour. The vibrant shades of red in this painting are typical of Heron's work. In 1962, the year before this work was painted, Heron stated that: 'For a very long time now I have realised that my overriding interest is colour. Colour is both the subject and the means; the form and the content; the image and the meaning in my painting today.'

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 1675
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 121.90 x 152.40 cm (framed: 124.20 x 154.50 x 4.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1977