RIGGING AND GULLS
oil on board
signed and dated 1982
12 ins x 24 ins; 30 cms x 60 cms
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While describing another painting depicting gulls surrounding a boat, Bateman discusses his preference when combining elements of nature and man-made “things” within his work, saying that he will “…usually choose subjects that nature has already taken a bite out of. A new, freshly painted, steel-hulled oil carrier doesn’t have too much appeal for me, but a well-worn wooden fishing boat…with peeling paint and patina from age and weathering, has become part of the natural world.”
Robert Bateman and Ramsay Derry (text), “The Art of Robert Bateman”, Toronto, 2006, page 135.
Department: Canadian Fine Art