Artwork Title: Painting with Stepladder - Artist Name: Victor WillingArtwork Title: Painting with Stepladder - Artist Name: Victor Willing

Painting with Stepladder, 1976

Victor Willing

Willing spoke of his paintings as 'scenarios in which something has happened or is about to happen but is not happening at the time depicted.' The fractured narratives of his paintings have affinities with the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico: unlikely combinations of objects in unlikely, theatrical settings. They have a dream-like intensity and he described his paintings as 'apparitions not appearances. Visionary not visual. (https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/painting-with-stepladder-70480/search/actor:willing-victor-19281988-63901/sort_by/object.summary_title_sort/order/asc/page/1/view_as/grid)

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