Bridge

Alison Turnbull (1956 - )

Acrylic on linen on board

2000

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: New York
    Place: UK Mission to the United Nations

    This painting is part of a series of works by Turnbull entitled "Houses into Flats", all of which were inspired by architectural plans and elevations. The name of the series was taken from a handbook published in 1947, aimed at addressing the shortage of housing in post-war Britain. An engraving of 1805 provided the visual source for this work, which shows a bridge in plan and elevation. Turnbull regards diagrams as forms of coded visual data, with different (though not inferior) representational conventions to traditionally "artistic" means of depicting structures. We do not have to view this painting simply as the representation of a bridge, but can also appreciate the image for its formal, abstract qualities.

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  • Details
    Title
    Bridge
    Date
    2000
    Medium
    Acrylic on linen on board
    Dimensions
    height: 76.20 cm, width: 61.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist, March 2001
    Provenance
    the artist
    GAC number
    17573