Marching Figures

 

Matthew Greenburgh: Marching Figures

 

Cut leaf staghorn sumach - Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'
Japanese maple - Acer palmatum

140x114cm - edition of 4 plus artist’s proof
70x57cm - edition of 5

The starting point for my picture is the Francis Bacon, opposite. On one level the Bacon is perhaps suggesting soldiers going to war commanded by a dictator. But more generally, it conveys a sense of the irresistible march of life towards death. It is to this sense that I want to allude in my picture.

 

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Untitled (Marching Figures), Francis Bacon, c1952 © The Estate of Francis Bacon


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