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Cappadocian (Blue)

© the estate of Mary Fedden / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: University of Warwick

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Much of Fedden's work has been inspired by the extensive travels she undertook with her husband Julian Trevleyan. The scenes she paints, however, are imaginative interpretations rather then literal transcriptions of the landscape. In this image of the extraordinary landscape of Cappodocia in Turkey, she evokes, in a characteristically quirky way, the eroded volcanic features of the area. Cappodocia is aften compared to a moonscape and Fedden's version, with its subtle colour variations and flattened perspective, conveys an eerie atmosphere.

University of Warwick





oil on canvas


H 30 x W 40.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the Oxford Gallery, 1972

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Inscription description

signed and dated

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University of Warwick

Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL England

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