Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nicholas Monro
    born 1936
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • Hospital, 1970
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • screen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 663 x 833 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 26 1/8 x 32 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 701 x 1022 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 5/8 x 40 1/4 in
  • Gift of Joseph Jurist through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2015.0222

A view inside a hospital. The interior space is slightly abstracted into geomedtric forms. The interior is comprised of the colors: light brown, dark brown, deep maroon, and a few areas of white and purple. A sillhouette of a man stands looking downward. He leans on a crutch. To the right of him are two circles, one is a dark brown and the other is a deep maroon. Near the center of the image is a figure in hospital clothing. The figure's face is obstructed, therefore facial features are indistinguishable. This figure stands in the doorway with his/her arms spanning the width. Behind this figure, a white circle with a red cross creates a halo effect. Also behind the figure is a hospital bed with a patient. A crutch leans on the doorway's right frame. In right portion of the image, a man with a bandaged head and arm sits, his face raised toward the light.