Howard Hodgkin, Red Flowers, 2015
The limited edition Red Flowers, 2015 has been generously donated to Tate by the artist Howard Hodgkin. The work is inspired by Red Flowers, 2011-12 an oil painting on wood panel, on loan to Tate by the artist.
“My Father loved small flowers, I was thinking about him.”
In Red Flowers, 2015 Hodgkin has presented the colour harmonies of the original work evocatively rather than mathematically resulting is an emotive representation of the original work. An increase in scale emphasizes not just the fluidity and boldness of the artist’s brush strokes but the grain and intricacies of the wood panel itself. Seeing the detail at this size serves to emphasis Hodgkin’s interest in the relationship between pictorial and physical elements.
“I am very happy indeed that the picture will reach a large new audience in the form of this print.”
Medium: Silk screen on Somerset mould-made Satin Rag 400gsm paper. Hand torn and sponged edges.Twenty-two hand pulled colours using inks from ‘Golden, N.Y and Dubuit, Paris’. Framed.
Paper Size: 430mm x 470mm
Frame Size: 534 x 577mm
Edition of 75
Printed and framed by King and McGaw
Signed and numbered.
This limited edition Howard Hodgkin Silk screen is now available for pre-order at Tate