William Monk (1977-1977)

Morning Smoke

William Monk (1977-1977)

Morning Smoke

2016 | oil paint on canvas | 270 × 240 cm

To William Monk, a painting should be more than just paint on canvas. It should come alive in the imagination of the viewer.

Overwhelming by its sheer size alone, Morning Smoke remains an enigma. What at first glance appears to be a volcanic eruption could just as easily be rings of cigarette smoke, or even speech bubbles.


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