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Fifty Years of British Landscape Painting

04.08.2005 • 23.09.2005

Fifty Years of British Landscape Painting

 

Coinciding with Tate Britain's major summer exhibition, Picturing Britain, James Hyman Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Fifty Years of British Landscape Painting.

Works by eight artists provide highly personal and distinctly different responses to the British landscape. The exhibition travels to all corners of the British Isles - north, east, south and west - from Andrews in Scotland, Greaves in Norfolk, Auerbach in London, Hitchens in Sussex, Hilton and Frost in Cornwall and Sutherland in Wales.

The exhibition focuses on a range of elemental responses to a rich diversity of landscapes.

Highlights:

Ivon Hitchens The Fountain of Acis is one of the largest and most ambitious canvases that he ever painted.

Henry Moore's verdant Sculpture in Landscape shows a figure whose form is inspired by rolling hills.
Michael Andrews's last major painting, The Source, comes from a small series tracing the flow of the Thames from its source to the sea.

Frank Auerbach's important early painting St Pauls Building Site, Winter replaces green fields and blue water with earth and substitutes the lightness of fresh air with something altogether heavier.

Terry Frost's Blue and Red (Harbour) teams with jaunty sailing boats.

Roger Hilton's Tall Cliff, painted just after he moved to Newlyn, immediately places his work in a radical abstract context.

Derrick Greaves emblematic recent landscapes make reference to gardens and farms.

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