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Landmine
Landmine

© the artist. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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Conrad Atkinson (b.1940) is one of the most important international artists of his generation, noted for his unflinching and often provocative approach to social and political themes. Atkinson's ceramic landmines are inextricably linked to his ideas about landscape and make a powerful anti-war statement. Women and children are often the victims of these lethal weapons and Atkinson's ceramic landmines reference both historic paintings of women and children (in one case well-known Renoir paintings) and factory ceramics (through the ‘cheap’ looking application of these images).

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

2002

Medium

ceramic

Accession number

NCMG 2017-25/1

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 2017

Work type

Sculpture

Inscription description

on top: 'Especially for you'


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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