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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.
oil on canvas
121.9 x 152.4 cm
purchased from Gimpel Fils, 1962
British Council Collection
Visual Arts, Arts Group 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN EnglandView venue
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