THOMAS DE VANY FORRESTALL, A.R.C.A.
egg tempera on shaped board
signed; also signed, titled and dated 1990 on the reverse
14.75 ins x 18 ins; 37.5 cms x 45.7 cms
Tom Forrestall (b.1936) provides the following information on the reverse of this lot:
"Still Life has long held me in its sway...it pulls one close up to it, sucks one into it and holds on. Much maligned by some contemporary thought I've never seen it in such a light. There's an odd freedom one has with this kind of vision, in the studio with those particular things chosen and swelled upon until, like a poem remembered sticks with you all the days of your life, until you realize its not the objects but the art, the symbol that is the destination and the reason for the journey, the real things, the real pears and apples fade away...leaving only the art - Tom Forrestall"
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Department: Canadian Fine Art
Provenance: Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto