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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  • title:
    Sabine
  • accession number:
    GMA 4353
  • artist:
    Alison WattScottish (born 1965)
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    2000
  • measurements:
    213.50 x 213.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased (Knapping Fund) 2001
  • copyright:
    © Alison Watt. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Alison Watt

Alison Watt