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Title

Day-break

1997


Artist

Bram Bogart

Netherlands, Belgium

21 Jul 1921 - 02 May 2012


About

The extreme layers of colourful impasto in ‘Day-break’ are characteristic of Bogart’s work from the 1960s onwards. Bogart made his own dense mixtures of paint and used a variety of spatulas, trowels, large brushes, brooms and specially prepared stretchers, working on the studio floor where his paintings remained until dry. The dramatic size and weight of his biggest works like ‘Day-break’ (which weighs 218 kilos), emphasises their materiality, but obvious also are playful, structural and poetic qualities.

‘Day-break’ is essentially a work of joy and optimism, and an expression of intense emotion when faced by the life-affirming light of dawn.


Details


Date

1997


Media category

Painting


Materials used

pigment, oil, chalk on jute


Dimensions

238.0 x 190.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated verso, black fibre-tipped pen "Bram Bogart/ Aug 1997/ ...".
Signed and dated lower right edge, black fibre-tipped pen "Bogart 97".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

418.2010


Artist information

Bram Bogart

Works in the collection

1


Provenance


Bram Bogart, Netherlands, Gift of the artist 2010


Referenced in 1 publication

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