William Scott moved from paintings of still life and the human figure to completely abstract images. Whatever the subject, his art always seemed to blend austerity with sensuality. "I find beauty in plainness, in a conception which is precise", he said. With only two basic colours and no real contrasts of surface texture, `Berlin Blues 6' shows Scott's work at its most economical. The vivid contrast between the bold colours and the soft, blurred edges of the forms adds sensuality to the work. The blue shapes in this painting seem directional, like symbols on traffic signs. Scott made his 'Berlin Blues' series of paintings following a one year fellowship in West Berlin in 1963-64.'


  • Title: Berlin Blues 6
  • Creator: William Scott
  • Date Created: 1966
  • Physical Dimensions: 182.9 x 167.6cm
  • Rights: William Scott Foundation, 2014
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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