Enticing

Enticing

2004

Christopher Cook

(British, b. 1959)

Graphite, resin, and oil on coated paper

Support: Coated paper

Sheet: 102 x 72 cm (40 3/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Gift of Bob Kaye 2004.109

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Description

Old postcards and photographs serve as points of reference for Cook’s drawings of theaters that combine a painterly surface with a photographic aesthetic. The upper portion of Enticing suggests the interior of a Baroque theater with forms that resemble extravagant chandeliers and balconies. The foreground is a shimmering, fluid surface evocative of pooling water. The contrast between the representational and the abstract passages of the composition reflects Cook’s interest in both real and surreal imagery.

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Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Credit line: 
Gift of Bob Kaye

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