Date(s) - 07/11/2020
In the late 1950s-60s the artist David Smith made paintings known as ‘Sprays’ using industrial paint from aerosol cans sprayed around objects laid down on canvas, which left behind abstract forms. This method related to Smith’s practice of welding together sculptures on the floor of his workshop. The scorched silhouettes of the sculptural elements would remain visible on the floor after the sculpture had been raised upright. Smith, who was interested in breaking down the boundaries between drawing, painting and sculpture, developed this process to make painted images. Click here for a family activity based on Smith’s paintings.