Entrance to a Lane

McDade, Steven (2011) Entrance to a Lane. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

ENTRANCE TO A LANE
Hermeneutics in the field of British Landscape Painting in 20th and 21st centuries
Fine Art and The Otter Gallery Research project

The project linked the production of new paintings with The Otter Gallery Collection as a context and foundation for the conference/symposium on British landscape painting.
The development of modernist inspired landscape paintings can be seen as a specific characteristic or genre of 20th century British art. The relationship between 19th Century Romantic tradition and a new visual aesthetic centred on formalism and ‘significant form’(Clive Bell) produced a new visual language/vocabulary through which artists were able to engage critically with notions of abstraction, formalism and also with notions of memory, place and the natural world seen against the backdrop of industrial mechanisation. Lanyon, Heron, Sutherland and Moore (all present in The Otter Collection) produced work that inspired a range of more recent artists who have continued this critical approach to painting.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: This exhibition was the first in what became a series of exhibitions and symposia run by The Fine Art Department. that used The Otter Collection as a point of Departure for generating new work and in opening up a 'visual conversation' between contemporary artists and the work of significant british Modernists. The title of the exhibition was taken from Graham Sutherlands famous painting 'Entrance to a Lane' a version of which is part of which The Otter Collection.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Departments > Fine Art
Media of Output: Paintings
Event Title: Entrance to a lane Exhibition
Event Location: The Otter Gallery University of Chichester
Event Dates: October to December 2011
Depositing User: Steve McDade
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 13:36
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2488

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