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Untitled (Bedroom Abstract)

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Untitled (Bedroom Abstract) 1949

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This painting appears to show a nude walking in an interior, whilst another, female figure reclines on a red bed in the foreground. The right of the composition could be an entrance in to another space, or perhaps a mirror reflecting a distorted view of the scene to the left. A dressing table with egg-shaped mirror appears in the background. Lucas produced numerous surrealist paintings in from 1939-41 and thereafter surrealist elements still populated his work. The movement and distortion of the forms in this work also seem to show the influence of Vorticism.

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A literary and artistic movement founded by the poet André Breton in 1924. Many of the associated artists, such as Max Ernst and Jean Arp, had previously been involved with Dadaism. The movement sought to challenge conventions through the exploration of the subconscious mind, invoking the power of dreams and elements of chance. Cultural hierarchies were challenged by the combination of diverse elements in collages and sculptural assemblages. The movement is also notable for the collaborations between artists and writers evident in the Surrealists' many publications.


A radical English art movement of the early 20th century led by Wyndham Lewis. Influenced by the Futurists, they favoured urban, industrial subjects and promoted a hard-edged, angular style.

Surrealism, Vorticism


  • Acc. No. GMA 5376
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 63.50 x 76.00 cm (unframed)
  • Credit Purchased 2013