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Bojewyan Farm

© Sheila Lanyon. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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The abstract landscapes of Peter Lanyon upturn the rigours of perspective, exploiting the colour and texture of paint to burrow into the gritty layers of meaning present within his native Cornish homeland. Neither scenic nor picturesque nor figurative, Lanyon worked into the paint his emotive engagement with places he knew well, providing immediate portraits of their character that are both tightly lyrical and distinctly raw in their execution.

British Council Collection


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    oil on Masonite

  • Measurements

    121.9 x 243.9 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the artist, 1961


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British Council Collection

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

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