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The intense colours, complex layered composition and broad range of painterly techniques in this painting are typical of Lanyon's work from the early 1960s. Lanyon's use of masking, dry-brush, washes and thick impasto creates a layered composition that reflects its aerial inspiration. A student of Gabo and Nicholson in the 1940s, Lanyon applied their Constructivist ideas to his abstract landscape images.
oil on canvas
119.6 x 150 cm
gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979
The Pier Arts Centre
Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney Islands KW16 3AA ScotlandView venue
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