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Scriptorium

Martin Golland

BIRTH YEAR 1975
BIRTH PLACE Montpellier, France
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATE 2012
DIMENSIONS 152.4cm x 274.3cm x 4.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2018.10.12
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of the artist, 2018
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A painting of an imagined urban scene,created though the fusion of various architectural elements. The central feature is a tall crimson-purple hued silver scaffold that rises to support a large flat grey panel in the top portion of the painting. A large animal (bird) is perched on a rod extending from the scaffold to the left. A variety of rectangular objects are stacked up around the scaffold in the foreground, painted mainly in pink, purple and red tones. The sky is filled with a flat haze of muted blue-lilac.

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