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Alan Reynolds [1926-2014]



From Art of the 20th Century
Previously Previously on display

<P>In this winter landscape, the skeletal remains of dead plants burst out of the frozen earth, their spiky shapes echoing the sun’s rays. </P> <P>During the mid-1950s, the English artist Alan Reynolds was working in a neo-Romantic style. Like Ceri Richards, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, and Frances Hodgkins, he was interested in an intuitive, poetic interpretation of the landscape. Here, he has given the winter scene a surreal edge.</P> <P>A critic once described Reynolds’ late landscapes, like this one, as ‘the bleak configuration of a lunar landscape … communicating a mood as disquieting as it is indefinable’.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>

oil on canvas on hardboard

1774 (Height) x 1222 (Width) mm

Purchased 1957

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