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Title

Day-break

1997

Artist

Bram Bogart

Netherlands, Belgium

21 Jul 1921 – 02 May 2012

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Bram Bogart/SABAM. Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Bram Bogart, The Netherlands, Gift of the artist 2010