William Turnbull

Head

About this artwork

Like a number of his contemporaries who were associated with the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, Turnbull was fascinated by the human head (the ICA organized a show in 1953 called 'Wonder and Horror of the Human Head'). One of the things that interested him was how immediately recognisable the human head was, even when the image was far removed from reality.

  • title:
    Head
  • accession number:
    GMA 5079
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  • materials:
    Oil on paper
  • date created:
    1955
  • measurements:
    67.50 x 45.50 cm (framed: 109.00 x 85.30 x 4.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Mr Ken Powell 2006 [received 2008]
  • copyright:
    © Estate of William Turnbull. All rights reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

William Turnbull

William Turnbull