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The impact of Matthew Smith's work lies mainly in its use of colour. He applies paint generously and confidently to create strong, brilliant contrasts. Early in his career Smith was influenced by the group of artists known as the Fauves, or wild beasts. Their work was bold and extrovert. He spent a lot of time in France and was also attracted to the work of the artist Paul Gauguin. This still life is typical of Smith’s work.
oil on canvas
H 102 x W 74 cm