Patrick Heron

Red Painting: July 25 1963

About this artwork

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.'

  • title:
    Red Painting: July 25 1963
  • accession number:
    GMA 1675
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1963
  • measurements:
    121.90 x 152.40 cm (framed: 124.10 x 154.60 x 4.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1977
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron