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Pollarded Trees by Robert Tavener

Pollarded Trees by Robert Tavener
Accession Code: wu0767
Title: Pollarded Trees
Date completed:
Medium: Prints
Location Name: Westwood
Location Description: New Education Building

This work is one of several prints, formerly in the Coventry College of Education collection, which illustrate different print techniques and the preoccupations of British artists in the 1960s and 1970s. A number of them, like this example, examine figures within particular environments.

For Taverner's linocut the twisting trees, not the figures, are the central theme. Linocut was a technique which was popular at the time, and lent itself to bold designs and the use of strong blocks of colour.