Lisa MilroyGirl with Sunglasses 1998

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Lisa Milroy (born 1959)
Girl with Sunglasses
Date 1998
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1070 x 1170 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1998
Not on display

Technique and condition

The painting was executed on a single piece of medium weight cotton duck canvas that is attached to a seven-membered expandable wooden stretcher with staples at the rear. The artist primed the stretched canvas with a white acrylic emulsion primer over its front and sides. The resulting layer is extremely thin and so the canvas weave texture remains very apparent through it.

The paint is oil and was applied over the stretched face of the canvas. The edges of the painted area are extremely precise, with no drips or smudges visible around the edges. The paint appears to have been applied directly onto the priming with no indication of any initial drawing. The paint application was carried out exclusively by brush and in a very careful manner. Most areas seem to have been built up in a number of very thin layers and much blending ('wet-in-wet' technique) was used, for example in the hair and flesh… (read more)

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