4 Apr 2010

Alison Watt

Considered one of the leading figure in Contemporary Scottish art, the way she captures the feel of the fabric is truly fantastic.

The picture below entitled Sabine 'comes from a series of four paintings entitled 'Shift' that Watt showed in an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2000. She was inspired by the sensuous nature of the fabric that features in Ingres's paintings of women. Watt found a way of representing the body using the shapes created in fabric, focusing on the suggestive power of material. In this monumental painting, the meticulously painted folds and creases of the fabric evoke the human figure and create a sense of rhythm and movement.' (National Galleries of Scotland)

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