Wall Drawing (for the British Embassy)

David Tremlett (1945 - )

Varnished pastel wall drawing on plaster

2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Germany
    City: Berlin
    Place: British Embassy

    David Tremlett was commissioned by the Government Art Collection, on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to produce this wall drawing for the new British Embassy in Berlin. It covers the entire back wall of the Embassy's Wintergarden. Tremlett completed the drawing over two weeks in September 2000, aided by a team of eight assistants. He applied pastel to the plaster wall by hand and then varnished it, producing a soft, powdery finish. The design is closely related to the architectural space around it. Tremlett has travelled extensively, observing and recording details of what he has seen. The warm, intense colours of this work were partly informed by his visits to India and Africa.

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  • Details
    Title
    Wall Drawing (for the British Embassy)
    Date
    2000
    Medium
    Varnished pastel wall drawing on plaster
    Dimensions
    height: 1600.00 cm, width: 4400.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Commissioned from the artist, July 2000
    Provenance
    the artist
    GAC number
    17498