National Gallery of Canada
David B. Milne
Oil on canvas
Purchased 2007 with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Canadian
In a career that spanned over 40 years, David Milne pursued a formal approach to an art devoid of anecdote or ideology. The most striking quality of Alcove is the broad open space, limited palette and simplicity of composition. The subject is relatively banal allowing the brushwork, rich colour and drawing to carry the maximum effect. Emotion is neutral.