M J Oliver: ‘Zennor/Siena: June 2018’

October 16, 2018

Categories: Essay

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Double exposure: overlaid details of Duccio, ‘Virgin and Child on a Throne’, (1308-11) oil on panel, and Patrick Heron, ‘Big Complex Diagonal with Emerald and Reds’ (1972-74), oil on canvas

‘Zennor/Siena: June 2018’ is a suite of six prose-poems. Five of them take as their subject paintings from the Patrick Heron exhibition at Tate St Ives; and ‘Queen’ pairs a Heron painting with a Duccio Madonna seen in Siena.

M J Oliver’s memoir, ‘Jim Neat: The Case of a Young Man down on his Luck’ will be published by Seren Books in September 2019.





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