On 22 October, we have our Modern and Contemporary Art auction. A highlight is this oil on canvas by British artist Bill Jacklin, titled 'Cherry Tree with Dog, Great Lawn'.
The work depicts the iconic Great Lawn in Central Park, New York where Bill Jacklin lives and works. It is a sublime example of his pre-occupation with the interplay between light, shadow, and movement. His flowing, almost dreamlike figures, so reminiscent of Seurat’s pointillist compositions from over a century before, endow the work with a timeless quality. The artist captures a moment in time, the blurred figures suspended momentarily, the artist an unseen observer capturing the moment.
In her essay from 1999, Phoebe Hoban described Jacklin as: "obsessed with the choreography of the moment; its blurred geometry of motion, its fleeting waltz of time".
The scale of the canvas serves to envelop the viewer in the scene, inviting us to immerse ourselves for a moment in their world.
Thursday 22 October | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
This is an online auction with auctioneer.
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