The Frying Pan

1946

Scott, William
In 'The Frying Pan', wrote the eminent art historian Alan Bowness, 'everything is placed to give a dignity and resonance to the whole composition. The forms are beginning to be flattened, pointing to the direction in which Scott's work is to go. The elements themselves are of the simplest – an earthenware bowl, a black frying pan, an iron toasting fork, a white cloth, a bare kitchen table. They are all old country objects, known to Scott from childhood, and permanently familiar. Though he always painted from memory and not from the objects themselves, some were in fact hanging on the walls of his studio at Hallatrow (Somerset) where he worked.'
  • Artwork Details: 54.5 x 65.5cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © Estate of William Scott 2009
  • Theme: Still Life
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 50

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