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As the painter of the University of Birmingham mural Lanyon was an inspired choice. His aim from the time of his first visit to the campus in January 1963, was to transport his airy Cornish manner of painting to landlocked Birmingham, and to create a picture for walking past, one in which people passing and re-passing in the Faculty of Arts foyer would experience an illusion of openness in which the campus landscape was extended through the building and out onto the other side.
oil on board
259.1 x 513.1 cm
commissioned by the University of Birmingham, 1963