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© Estate of Howard Hodgkin. Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Howard Hodgkin studied at the Camberwell School of Art (1949) and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham (1950–1954). He went on to teach at Bath Academy of Art from 1955 to 1966. What does this picture mean? The title is the only clue Hodgkin gives us as to what inspired him. Instead he wants us to weave our own stories. Here the broad tonal range, from glowing orange to near black, perhaps suggests the mystery associated with the half light.

Victoria Art Gallery



1997 & 2004


oil on wood

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BATVG : P : 2008.2

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