Peter Lanyon
Zennor Storm 1958

Artwork details

Peter Lanyon 1918–1964
Zennor Storm
Date 1958
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 1219 x 1829 mm
Acquisition Presented by Catherine Viviano 1981
Not on display

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Peter Lanyon is often seen as the leading British abstract expressionist. Unlike many of his colleagues, however, he always sought to stress the fact that his paintings derived from landscapes. He painted places or, as here, the experience of being in a particular place in certain conditions. So, he used his paint to evoke the experience of being in a storm near the Cornish village of Zennor, which sits between the high moorland and the sea-cliffs.

February 2010

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