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Backing Wind, November 1961

© Sheila Lanyon. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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In 1959 the artist began gliding, and received his licence the following summer. A number of his paintings from then on describe the experience of flight: climbing on thermal air currents high above the Cornish coast and land; and seeing and experiencing land, sea and cloud from differing perspectives. The artist commented that he felt it was actually possible to get into the 'air itself to get a further sense of depth and space into yourself, as it were, into your own body, and then carry it through into a painting.

British Council Collection

London

  • Date

    1961

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    121.9 x 152.4 cm

  • Accession number

    P332

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Gimpel Fils, 1962

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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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