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

Ireland 1945
to Great Britain 1949, to United States of America 1975
Mooseurach 2002
oil on canvas
canvas 152.4 (h) x 167.6 (w) cm
Private collection
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I like colour because you can’t control it the way you can form. It’s kind of like riding a spirited horse … The only way I can work with it is as a metaphor for spirit.

Sean Scully, cited in Amy Lighthill, ‘Portrait of the artist as lightning rod’, Sean Scully (exhibition catalogue), Pittsburgh: Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, 1985, pp. 6–16 (p. 6).

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