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The Pillared Room at 10 Downing Street

© courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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A recurrent myth in art history is that of the painting which looks so real that it fools its onlookers into thinking it is the real thing. Since the development of photography, realistic painted images are often described as 'photographic'. This painting by Andrew Grassie is so faithful to perceived reality that it can be mistaken for one of the photographs from which he works. This work shows the Pillared Room at 10 Downing Street.

Government Art Collection

London


Date

2002

Medium

tempera on paper

Measurements

H 24 x W 32 cm

Accession number

17750

Acquisition method

commissioned, 2002

Work type

Painting


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Government Art Collection

Queen's Yard, 179A Tottenham Court Road, London, Greater London W1T 7PA England

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