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© Graeme Todd

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Lovecraft 1997

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This painting was created by an accumulation of layers of oil, acrylic ink, pastel and lacquer. It is reminiscent of oriental paintings and, in particular, the Japanese art of lacquering. Todd is influenced by the concept of form and void in Chinese and Japanese painting, where the space between forms is of equal importance as the forms themselves. The rich red colour is intended to spark the imagination and individual interpretation. The painting's title is derived from the name of the science fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft.

Glossary Open


General term for synthetic paints, known for their brilliant colours, stability and versatility.


A drawing material made from ground pigment bound with enough gum or resin to hold it together in a stick, often smudged on paper to produce soft, atmospheric effects.

Acrylic, Pastel


  • Acc. No. GMA 4206
  • Medium Oil, acrylic ink, pastel and lacquer on MDF
  • Size 106.50 x 122.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1998