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"Patrick Heron: Garden Paintings"
2001-03-24 until 2001-06-03
Tate St. Ives
St. Ives, ,
UK United Kingdom
The spring exhibition at Tate St Ives will focus on paintings by Patrick Heron, inspired by
the garden at his home near Zennor. Heron (1920-99) was one of Britains most important
post-war painters and an extraordinary colourist. His spectacular garden, full of flowering
azaleas and camellias growing amongst granite boulders, became a recurring subject in
his work. Paintings from the 1950s will be shown contrasting Herons approach at that
time with the later garden paintings of the early 1980s and 90s.
Heron was international in his outlook and in order to complement his exhibition a
number of paintings by major figures of the modern movement will be displayed at Tate St Ives. These are the artists that he wrote about and include Monet, Bonnard, Picasso,
Braque, Matisse, Vuillard, de Stael, Soulages and Tobey. This is the first time paintings by
many of these artists have been shown at Tate St Ives.
Patrick Heron 1920-1999
Azalea Garden: May 1956
Oil on canvas (Oc)
support 1524mm x 1276mm