Fountain, small version
SUTHERLAND, Graham (1903 - 1980)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 63.5 x 53.3 cm
Accession Number: NMW A 2277
This painting is one of a series Sutherland produced on the theme of fountains and running water in the mid 1960s. The fountain is typical of the region around Menton but it is re-imagined amongst profuse foliage and gains a mysterious atmosphere. The black and green leaves set against deep blue create a strong, graphic pattern. This is reminiscent of both Sutherland’s designs for textiles and tapestries and also of the work of Henri Matisse whom Sutherland greatly admired.