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Study (Black and Amber) Michael Farrell

Artist

Michael Farrell Kells, County Meath [Ireland] 1940 -

Date 1968
Object type painting
Medium, technique acrylic, airbush on wood
Dimensions

86 x 86 cm

Inventory number MO.91.114
Collection Department of Art after 1800
On view This artwork is not on display

It was possibly Michael Farrell who arrived farthest among the Irish artists in international recognition in the 1960s. He uses an idiom of universal artistic forms that roots deeply in Irish traditions at the same time. He often uses an airbrush to spray the colours for his singular pictures. Against the unified heavy tone of the sprayed background hovering at times in vapoury rags, sharply outlined forms appear. In the space created by linking often vibrating triangles he evokes the Celtic ornaments. Farrell settled in Paris in 1971.

Ferenc Tóth

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