dark landscapes

January 23, 2012

Graham Sutherland, Entrance to a Lane, 1939


Went to see An Unfinished World at MOMA in Oxford yesterday. 85 of Graham Sutherland’s works on paper, curated by George Shaw.  All landscapes or bombed buildings and mines, looking like landscapes. Landscapes looking like bodies, no bodies but many paths implying the route a body might take into them. I love the life in his marks describing the physicality of the surfaces and the light and darkness that carve the spaces. Especially I love his use of colour, twilight hues on edge and magical, a bit like Henri Rousseau.

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