Peter Lanyon: Modernism and the Land

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British painter Peter Lanyon transformed the art of landscape, rescuing it from picturesque depictions of the English countryside and resituating it as an art form capable of expressing radical ideas. The old European tradition of landscape mostly concerned with ownership and leisure and not the daily life of the working class was of no interest to Lanyon. His work instead reframed the consequences of war and industrialization upon a rapidly changing coastal landscape. In Peter Lanyon , Andrew Causey sets out to explain ...

Peter Lanyon: Modernism and the Land 2006, Reaktion Books

ISBN-13: 9781861892751

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