Materials:Indian ink, Acrylic, Panel
Dimensions:135 x 95 x 2.8 cm
Credit:Presented by the Contemporary Art Society and the artist through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2016
Scheme:Great Works (2016-)
Ownership history:Commissioned from the artist by the Contemporary Art Society through its Great Works scheme, supported by the Sfumato Foundation and the artist, November 2016; presented to Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 2016/17
In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core (2016) was made especially for the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, and is recognisable as part of a new body of work that the artist has embarked on since 2014. Famous for his appropriation and manipulation of old master paintings, Brown has developed a new group of works that instead borrow their subject matter from Renaissance drawings. The grey ground of the painting references the coloured paper favoured by artists of the period, and his black ink and white acrylic mediums mimic the ink with chalk highlights that were typically employed in sketches and preparatory works.
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