Alison Watt

Sabine

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About this artwork

Sabine comes from a series of four paintings entitled Shift that Watt showed in an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2000. She was inspired by the sensuous nature of the fabric that features in Ingres's paintings of women. Watt found a way of representing the body using the shapes created in fabric, focusing on the suggestive power of material. In this monumental painting, the meticulously painted folds and creases of the fabric evoke the human figure and create a sense of rhythm and movement.

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  • artist:
    Alison WattScottish (born 1965)
  • title:
    Sabine
  • date created:
    2000
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    213.50 x 213.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased (Knapping Fund) 2001
  • accession number:
    GMA 4353
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Alison Watt

Alison Watt