Tacita Dean, Majesty, 2006, gouache on photograph mounted on paper, Tate

Majesty is one of a group of works based on photographs of ancient trees in the South East of England created by the artist for her exhibition Analogue at the Schaulager, Basel, in spring 2006. It was made from a black and white photograph that Dean took of one of the largest and oldest complete oak trees in England, massively enlarged and printed on four overlapping sections of fibre-based paper. All the area surrounding the tree’s leafless branches and trunk has been overpainted with white gouache, isolating its structure and form. 

Tacita Dean, Majesty, 2006, gouache on photograph mounted on paper, Tate

Majesty is one of a group of works based on photographs of ancient trees in the South East of England created by the artist for her exhibition Analogue at the Schaulager, Basel, in spring 2006. It was made from a black and white photograph that Dean took of one of the largest and oldest complete oak trees in England, massively enlarged and printed on four overlapping sections of fibre-based paper. All the area surrounding the tree’s leafless branches and trunk has been overpainted with white gouache, isolating its structure and form.