Studio, Shelf Life, by Anthony Eyton RA

by Anthony Eyton RA

This new painting is on show in the Anthony Eyton RA: Avalanche exhibition in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts from 20 October 2017 to 29 January 2018. Please note, this unique framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts at the close of the exhibition.
£4,500.00
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Artwork details

Medium Drawing
Colour Grey/Multicolour
Dimensions 30.5 x 36cm
Fabric & material Board
Unique work

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Artwork description

Anthony Eyton RA has made a number of dynamic new paintings that explore the collapse of some laden shelves in his studio. This total concentration on a single subject throughout a series of still-lifes has taken the artist into new territory. Representing an acute consciousness of the passing of time and the fragility of existence, these works are dense with the rich colour and expressive mark-making for which Eyton is renowned.

Objects fall off a shelf, still suspended. It is too wonderful to clear away, entropy presents opportunity. A large photograph pinned-up behind, the ruins of Sindhia Ghat in Benares, confirms the idea of collapse. It has become a potent shrine, commanding my total attention.’

Anthony Eyton RA, 2017

About Anthony Eyton RA

Anthony Eyton RA studied fine art at Reading University in 1941 and went on to study at Camberwell School of Art from 1947 to 1950. Eyton was Head of Painting at St Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario in 1969 and taught at the Royal Academy Schools from 1964 to 1999.


Eyton has participated in several group exhibitions as well as solo... Go to artist page