Lisa MilroyFinsbury Square 1995

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Artwork details

Artist
Lisa Milroy (born 1959)
Title
Finsbury Square
Date 1995
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1755 x 2291 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1996
Reference
T07128
Not on display

Summary

Finsbury Square is a large painting depicting the façade of a building in the City of London seen from across the street. Milroy has framed the image to emphasise the building’s symmetrical structure. Only a section of the building’s façade is depicted. It is cropped as though viewed through a camera’s lens in a composition based on horizontal and vertical lines. A narrow strip of tarmac edged by a single yellow line runs along the bottom of the painting. Above it and parallel, the pavement is contained within a horizontal strip. Horizontal parallels continue up the painting, following the base of the building and the grid of its regularly spaced rectangular windows… (read more)

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