Blue Window

Philip Surrey

BIRTH YEAR 1910
BIRTH PLACE Calgary, Alberta
DEATH YEAR 1990
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Chalk pastel, acrylic gel and pencil crayon on paper
DATE 1971
DIMENSIONS 33.2cm x 25.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER FAC 1436
CREDIT LINE Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery Donated to the City of Ottawa by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A dark, primarily black and blue image of a street scene at night. There is a figure on the left standing on a sidewalk and staring into a store window illuminated in blue with a magenta sign above. A second figure is faintly visible in the street in the background on the left. There are cars in the street in the background on the right. Their red and yellow lights are reflected into the street, giving the appearance that the road is wet. A line of street lamps lines the road on the left. There is a fire hydrant and post on the corner of the street in the foreground on the right.

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