John Piper

Dylwyn Church

1966

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 775 x 546 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
Reference
P06452

Display caption

Piper recorded his many visits to churches and chapels around the country with both sketches and photographs. In the 1960s and 1970s, he experimented with the use of these photographs as the basis for lithographs, adding drawn and collaged elements, often including his own handmade marbled papers, and using bright colours which contrast with the more sober black and white of the photographs. Here, rough textures have been added to the church wall in the background, and the grass of the graveyard has been coloured a bright green.

Gallery label, May 2007