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The Long Table with Fruit

Patrick Heron

The Long Table with Fruit

Patrick Heron
  • Date: 1949
  • Style: Expressionism
  • Genre: still life
  • Media: oil

The attention to colour in this early still life by Heron reflects his enthusiasm for the work of Bonnard and Matisse. He commented that 'throughout my early life I had this tremendous battle against the total English contempt for anything they could call decorative ¿ The perfectly ordered surface gives great pleasure. That pleasure used to be run away from by the English'. The ceramics depicted in this work were produced by the Leach pottery, where Heron worked during the Second World War.

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