Melvin Day

Red Cliffs

Red Cliffs by Melvin Day

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A central red form is interrupted by heavy black lines which cut across the surface of the work. The simple forms and the basic composition have been deliberatley purged of any symbolic reference or realistic subject matter. Instead, Melvin Day concentrates on physical properties of paint on the canvas, creating a thick surface of impastoed paint which echoes the sculptural properties of the cliff's surface.

Title
Red Cliffs
Artist/creator
Production date
1961
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
830 x 805 mm
Inscription
Day 1961 LR
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Melvin and Oroya Day, 2015
Accession no
2015/25/7
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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