Jan Dibbets Panorama Dutch Mountain 12 x 15° Sea II A 1971

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Artwork details

Artist
Jan Dibbets born 1941
Title
Panorama Dutch Mountain 12 x 15° Sea II A
Date 1971
Medium 12 photographs, colour, on paper on paper
Dimensions Support: 751 x 998 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01745
Not on display

Display caption

In the late 1960s, Dibbets began to use photography to record and emphasise aspects of the geometry of landscape. This is one of a series of works depicting a beach in Holland in winter, when it was empty of visitors. Dibbets used a camera on a tripod and changed the angle by 15 degrees for each shot, then mounted the resulting photographs as a panorama. The title ‘Dutch Mountain’ ironically relates to the apparently undulating forms that Dibbets created in the characteristically flat Dutch landscape.

April 2009

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