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Plants and Tree Shapes Before Hills (recto); Further Study (verso)

Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980)

1944

D.1987.20

Title Plants and Tree Shapes Before Hills (recto); Further Study (verso)
Object type Drawing
Date 1944
Artist/maker Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980)
Support Paper
Medium Bodycolour
Marks and
Inscriptions
signed & dated
Dimensions h:433 w:331 mm
Accession Lot Burton, Hal (bequest, 1987)
Accession number D.1987.20

Collection Exhibitions : The Colour Maze : Object Label : D.1968.5 & D.1987.20

The picture beside this label is by Brett Whiteley and is called "Untitled Warm Painting 2".

What is it about the picture that looks 'warm'?

The picture next to it is by Graham Sutherland and is called "Plant and Tree Shapes Before Hills". Would you describe it as a 'warm' picture? Or is it a 'hot' picture?

Collection Exhibitions : The Colour Maze : Object Label : D.1968.5 & D.1987.20

The picture beside this label is by Brett Whiteley and is called "Untitled Warm Painting 2".

What is it about the picture that looks 'warm'?

The picture next to it is by Graham Sutherland and is called "Plant and Tree Shapes Before Hills". Would you describe it as a 'warm' picture? Or is it a 'hot' picture?

Exhibitions : The Dazzled Eye : Object Label : D.1987.20

In the 1930s, Sutherland made his first visit to Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales, where he was profoundly inspired by the stark quality of the landscape west of St. David’s and began to produce drawings and paintings that featured contorted organic objects.

Sutherland’s work of this period, when he was an Official War Artist, may be thought of as reflecting the conflict that was destroying many of the cities and people of Britain and the rest of Europe. Like the works of Romantic poets and artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Sutherland’s drawings and paintings ask us to believe that the landscape has the power to express the pathos of the human world that inhabits it. These ideas were much in evidence in Britain at this time, finding voice and image in New Apocalypse poetry and other Neo-Romantic art.

People's Choice: D.1987.20

In the 1930s, Sutherland made his first visit to Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales where he was profoundly inspired by the stark quality of the landscape. He began to produce drawings and paintings that featured contorted organic objects.

Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903-1980)

Several companies produced the designs of artist Graham Sutherland, including Cresta Silks, Ascher Ltd, and Horrockses.