DETAIL : Sean SCULLY Ireland 1945  Robe figure, 2003 2003 Painting oil on canvas
Sean SCULLY | 2.17.94

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
2.17.94 1994
watercolour on paper
paper 38.1 (h) x 45.7 (w) cm
Private collection
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[Watercolour] is made with complete absence of physical effort. In fact, the materiality of it is so fragile, that you’re working with the light of the paper shining through the pigment. It’s almost not there. It’s the point before matter becomes air. Because that’s what water is … water can dissolve into air.

Sean Scully, interview with R. Eric Davis, ‘Sean Scully’s preoccupations’, On Paper, vol. 2, no. 6, July–August 1998, pp. 24–29 (p. 24).

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