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Mark Tansey, ‘Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire’, Christie's
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Mark Tansey

Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire

Oil on canvas
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About the work
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Signed, titled and dated 'Mark Tansey 1989 Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire' (on the reverse)
Mark Tansey
American, b. 1949
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Mark Tansey's densely imaginative canvases derive from a labor-intensive composition process. Using a huge trove of collected material, including his own photographs and magazine clippings, Tansey manipulates, crops, combines, and photocopies the forms. His collages serve as studies for large, monochromatic oil paintings of figures and landscapes, whose precise photographic quality is achieved by applying gesso and then washing, brushing, and scraping paint into it. Though they resemble straightforward narrative scenes, the paintings are full of visual puns and references. Wake (2003), one of many works in ultramarine blue, hides a portrait of novelist and poet James Joyce in a speeding boat's wake.

Mark Tansey, ‘Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire’, Christie's
Mark Tansey, ‘Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire’, Christie's
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About the work
Provenance
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Christie's
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'Mark Tansey 1989 Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire' (on the reverse)
Mark Tansey
American, b. 1949
Follow

Mark Tansey's densely imaginative canvases derive from a labor-intensive composition process. Using a huge trove of collected material, including his own photographs and magazine clippings, Tansey manipulates, crops, combines, and photocopies the forms. His collages serve as studies for large, monochromatic oil paintings of figures and landscapes, whose precise photographic quality is achieved by applying gesso and then washing, brushing, and scraping paint into it. Though they resemble straightforward narrative scenes, the paintings are full of visual puns and references. Wake (2003), one of many works in ultramarine blue, hides a portrait of novelist and poet James Joyce in a speeding boat's wake.

Mark Tansey

Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire

Oil on canvas
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.