Oil and mixed media on canvas
93cm x 89cm
This small scale canvas is part of the “Fragments” series. Ian Murphy’s focus for this idea is centred around the sense of age and grandeur; the composition is tight, and concentrates on the repetition of shape and form. The once pristine marble is now fractured and eroded but from this position still maintains a beautiful line, and a sense of opulence.
This painting is beautifully tactile and is created with many fine layers of veneered oil colour to create the resonant surface.