Richard Long, River Avon Mud Drawings

3.500,00 

Richard Long (British, b. 1945)

River Avon Mud Drawings (from Sequences), 1998

Medium: The complete set of three grano-lithographs in colours, on Rives rag paper

Dimensions: 50 x 40.1 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in)

Edition of 60 + 10 AP: All signed and numbered in pencil

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Explore the essence of Richard Long‘s art in a series of limited edition prints, capturing the fleeting interplay between man and nature in his meditative landscapes. These fine art prints offer a unique insight into Long’s profound dialogue with the environment.

Richard Long is a distinguished British artist, renowned for his unique contribution to the Land Art movement, which emerged in the late 1960s. Born in Bristol, England, in 1945, Long’s artistic journey began at the West of England College of Art, followed by his studies at the Saint Martin’s School of Art in London, where he was influenced by the minimalist and conceptual art movements. However, it was the natural environment that became Long’s true canvas, setting him apart from his contemporaries. Richard Long‘s work is a profound exploration of landscape and nature, not through traditional painting or sculpture, but through transient works that emphasize the act of walking and the passage of time. His art is characterized by the creation of simple, yet monumental, geometric forms in the landscape, such as lines, circles, and spirals, made by walking in specific patterns and often using natural materials like stones, branches, and mud. These interventions are meticulously documented through photographs, maps, and text works, serving as the only lasting record of his ephemeral creations. A pivotal piece that encapsulates Long’s approach is A Line Made by Walking (1967), where he simply walked back and forth in a straight line in a field, leaving a visible mark on the grass. This act of walking as art, blending physical endurance with contemplative engagement with the environment, underscores Long’s innovative redefinition of sculpture and drawing. Throughout his career, Richard Long has received international acclaim, including being awarded the Turner Prize in 1989. His work has been exhibited globally, from the Tate Gallery in London to the Guggenheim in New York, reflecting his significant impact on contemporary art. Long’s artistic practice invites us to perceive the landscape in new ways, challenging our relationship with the earth and highlighting the ephemeral beauty of our natural world.

Richard Long, River Avon Mud Drawings

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