Out of the shadows, a late oil by Jack B Yeats

From the Woods Shadow and 75 pieces from the Michael Carroll Collection for sale at de Vere’s Irish Art Auction

26th March, 2017
From the Woods Shadow by Jack B Yeats

What prompts an artist to decide on subject matter? William Scott explained it so: “I invariably find that the thing I draw is at my elbow, it is out of the window, or has been standing at my front door for a long time.” Still-lifes of everyday objects have been part of the art canon for centuries, but Scott breathed new life into the genre with his ground-breaking abstract approach. Seen by his eye, kitchen...

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