Lothar Baumgarten

Mato Grosso

1975

Artist
Lothar Baumgarten born 1944
Medium
Dye transfer on paper
Dimensions
Image: 113 x 199 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1991
Reference
P77487

Not on display

Display caption

Baumgarten's father was an anthropologist and the artist himself shares this interest. In particular he had long been fascinated by the landscape, the fauna and the indigenous peoples of South America. His work focuses attention on the manner in which the beauty and resources of poorer countries are systematically exploited to serve the needs of the developed world. This work shows an eagle's feather, seen in close up, so that the image suggests a cloudscape. The title relates to the highland area on the border of Venezuela and Brazil.

Gallery label, July 1995

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