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Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
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Blue and Four

by

Michael Gordon

BlueandFour
Blue and Four by Michael Gordon
Print A/P
1997
71x135 cm

Reg. Number: P785

Print Label Print Label

In Michael Gordon's artwork 'Blue and Four' large circles appear to float over swathes of blue which stretch all the way across the canvas.

On the face of it, the painting sets a natural and relaxed scene with its use of blues and creamy whites. The circular shapes appear to have shadows, making them look like bubbles passing through water. The painting could be said to represent the interplay between water and air. There are no harsh lines - even the horizontal layers beneath the circles have arched edges rather than straight ones. There is no modernity here, just a celebration of natural lines and colours. That being said, there is order within the simple, playful environment. The circles are almost evenly spaced. They form two rows and each row stays within the boundaries of the underlying bands of blue. At no point do the circles touch or stray across any lines. In this way the bubbles are behaving unnaturally by respecting boundaries.

Our feelings toward artwork like this are always subjective but the juxtaposition of natural and organised could be the foundation for the painting's calming qualities. Perhaps 'calmness' for many of us is a natural but quietly ordered environment.
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

Helpful Links

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland


Total Pageviews

667


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair