Sweet Leaf

Sweet Leaf

2001
Artist
Paul Morrison, English, 1966
Born: Liverpool, England
Work Locations: Sheffield, England, London, England
Country
United States
painting
acrylic on canvas
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2010.477
Paul Morrison (English). Sweet Leaf. 2001. acrylic on canvas. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2010.477.
Dimensions
height: 80 in, 203.2000 cm; width: 120 in, 304.8000 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Paul Morrison’s monochromatic paintings are a vivid exploration in gesture and form.  Morrison paints trees, flowers and other plant imagery and manipulates traditional notions of perspective and proportion.  In Sweat Leaf, 2003, Morrison depicts a large flat, dandelion whose scale dominates and dwarfs the trees and its surrounding landscape. Morrison is inspired by a variety of sources including botanical woodcuts, biological illustrations and old master drawings by artists such as Albrecht Durer.   

Born in Liverpool, England, Paul Morrison received a BFA from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1988 and an MFA from Goldsmiths College of Art, London, in 1998.

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