Monday, 19 December 2011

An unfinished World

An Unfinished World, works on paper by Graham Sutherland, curated by George Shaw at Modern Art, Oxford.

Sutherland's early Pembrokeshire landscapes from the 1930s and 1940s created during his time as official WWII artist: they are far from traditional studies of landscape and environment, they exude a world that is as dark as it is magical.

West Landscape, 1936

Interlocking Tree Form, 1943

The Thorntree, 1946

Thorn Head, 1945

Trees under Mynedd Pen Cyrm, 1939.

George Shaw described them as  'a lament to the passing and changing landscape, a monument to the earth itself'.

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