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The Studio No. 28
© The Estate of Alan Davie

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The Studio No. 28 1975

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In 1974 and 1975 Davie made a series of pieces on the theme of 'the studio.' 1975 was the first year that Davie spent the winter on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, where he would make drawings and gouaches which he would turn into oil paintings on his return to Britain. For 'The Studio' series, he made gouaches first and the oil paintings were developed from images in these works. They featured a collection of motifs and symbols placed in an interior (studio) environment. The animal that features is of no particular kind; it derives from drawings.

Glossary Open


Usually refers to watercolour mixed with white pigment that retains the fluidity of the former but without the transparency. The term body-colour is also used.


A distinctive element in a work of art or design.

Gouache, Motif


  • Acc. No. GMA 4116
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 152.30 x 183.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by the artist 1997