Heron held a strong attachment to the subject colour and its role within his work, he claimed that ‘colour is both the subject and the means; the form and the content; the image and the meaning, in my painting today'.
1–3 September : 1996
96.5 × 121.9 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Patrick Heron (1920-1999) is widely recognised as one of the most innovative figures in twentieth-century British art. He worked as a painter, critic and polemicist throughout his life and played a major role in the development of post-war abstract art.