Gold Leaf Painting ~ Richard Wright

November 10, 2013 @ MyModernMet

TATE, London.
“To create the piece, Wright utilized meticulous techniques, including some similar to Renaissance fresco painters. He first drew on paper and transferred the images to the wall by rubbing chalk through holes in the pages. He then painted over the image and covered it with gold leaf. Within the space, light reflecting off of the metallic paint created a piece that was ever-changing based on movement and various points of view”.

This piece won the Turner Prize and, at the end of the show in typical Wright style, it was painted over and erased forever.


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