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Bird in Landscape

© estate of Graham Sutherland. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Surreal painting representing an abstracted motif of a bird in a fantasy landscape. A grotesque-looking bird stands to the left beside an abstract network of 'scribbled' black lines to the right, all contained within a large, pale cage-like grid. The artist would allow his imagination to transform landscape scenes, resulting in surreal and sometimes frightening imagery. The colours of this particular work consist of a joyful celebration of garish pinks, oranges, yellows and blues.

Manchester Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on paper

  • Measurements

    62.7 x 46.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Redfern Gallery, 1955


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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