Whiteishwhiteishness

2003

Thompson, Estelle
Estelle Thompson originally gained a reputation for lyrical, romantic paintings evoking traditional landscapes. She began painting in the geometric, abstract style found in 'Whiteishwhiteishness' in the late 1990s. By using a muted pallet and minimal forms in the work, Thompson draws attention to the subtleties found in seemingly blank areas of a painting. In 'Whiteishwhiteishness', as the title suggests, Thompson plays with expanses of white paint, set off with light grey rectangles and primary colours, inviting the viewer to explore the painterly nature and tonality of the work.
  • Artwork Details: 50 x 40cm
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  • Material description: oil on board
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC47/2003

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