The pastel tones and gestural marks in this work demonstrate Heron’s method of responding to the variables of light, colour and shape that he encountered in everyday life.
The Piano : 1943
19 × 27.3 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.