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Holborn I

Oil on canvas board,

Part of a collection of work comprising a celebration of colour, texture and shape, from deep in the tunnels of the London Underground.

By careful selection of perspectives and viewpoints (and by removing almost all of the people), Rebecca is able to take ordinary scenes and reveal their underlying beauty and style, which so often goes unnoticed.

In some of these works, the artist bolsters the Tube's own artistic merits by playfully substituting great artworks for the stations' advertisement posters. Here, figures from Matisse's La Danse almost seem to exalt the arrival of the train into the platform.
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Approx image size: 51 cm x 61 cm (20 x 24 inches)