Kenneth Lochhead

Unrestrained Merrymaking

1961
"Unrestrained Merry Making" demonstrates Lochhead’s experimentation with spontaneous and gestural techniques, and is evidence of a two-year period during which black, grey and white dominated his palette. International trends in modern art, Zen Buddhism, and the Eastern tradition of ink and brush painting were major influences in Lochhead’s art in the early 1960s.
Title
Unrestrained Merrymaking
Date
1961
Medium
Painting
Materials
tempera and gesso on masonite
Dimensions
91.5 x 122 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1961
Accession number
9522