Fluttering Rag (Ulster Dawn)

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Born Elgin, 1938-2003

Fluttering Rag (Ulster Dawn), 1981

Oil on canvas
Presented by Neil Dallas Brown Trust, 2006
Museum number 2006-15

Dallas Brown studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and the Royal Academy Schools in London. As a teacher in Dundee and Glasgow for thirty years, he exerted considerable influence on the course of modern Scottish art.

This painting belongs to the Shroud Series (Ulster), an important body of work commenting on the brutalities of the Irish conflict. Of this series, the artist explained he was "striving to arrive at a disturbing image which will extend the concept of death already attempted. The image is attempting to express pain, suffering, destruction and death and, as in all the “Shroud” paintings, could be an emblem for the crucifixion."

Fluttering Rag (Ulster Dawn)
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