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Tulips and other stimulants



George Lambert

Russia, Australia

1873 – 1930

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    52.1 x 60.6 cm stretcher; 72.3 x 82.3 x 6.5 cm frame :

    0 - Whole, 49.4 x 59.5 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, blue oil "G.W. LAMBERT/ 1927".

    Purchased 1927
    Not on display
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    George Lambert

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  • About

    George W Lambert's still life 'Tulips and other stimulants' presents the viewer with a complex composition and indicates his interest in formal design. The painting's title playfully alludes to the aromatic and intoxicating qualities of the objects it depicts: a jug of tulips and a single rose, a basin of ripe fruit, a decanter of red wine and a wine glass. The objects are artificially arranged in shallow representational space, upon a patterned tablecloth and mottled backdrop. A review published in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1927 noted, 'Except for a certain flatness in the treatment of the jug, the painting is subtle and strong, brilliant in tone and texture'. The flatness of the work reflects its modernist underpinnings: elements are simplified with a particular emphasis on pattern, texture and colour.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

Other works by George Lambert

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