Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) was one of Britain's greatest colourists and contemporary painters. In 1984, he represented Great Britain in the Venice Biennale and won the prestigious Turner Prize in 1985. Known for using saturated colours and expressive brush strokes, he painted directly onto the back of old picture frames or salvaged wood - therefore blurring the traditional distinction between object and image.
These works, which look spontaneous, were in in fact the products of two or three years' effort. Still, we feel his passion, sustained with such intensity that he might almost have just begun. Hodgkin's swirls of colour confront us with their emotion and energy, as if they were still in motion.
Aileen L. Verified
6 months ago
Staff helpful re phone queries and delayed delivery request. The product is well produced. Have bought from this company before , testament to the fact we feel confident. One point: we went out and bought picture wire for hanging our picture since very large and heavy. Only when about to hang did we notice very tiny notice on the back strongly advising against using cord . It was not clear whether picture wire was an equally bad idea ie it was not sufficiently clear whether frame's brackets either side must lift onto nails no matter what; whether it was only cord that was inadvisable because the brackets might cut through it in time ; or whether double picture wire was acceptable . We went for this last option but would welcome reassurance.
Ian a. Verified
6 months ago
Beautiful print Stunning artist,sadly no longer with us! A superb colourist... Great value !
Anonymous . Verified
Lovely print, looking forward to having it framed.