Alan Reynolds
Keeper of the Dark Copse II 1951–2

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Alan Reynolds 1926–2014
Keeper of the Dark Copse II
Date 1951–2
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 792 x 1067 mm
Acquisition Presented by R.D.S. May 1953
Not on display

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In his descriptive landscapes of the early 1950s Reynolds aimed to reveal the essential vitality of the natural world. In this painting, the plants and trees are transformed into anthropomorphic presences. Standing among these dark and looming forms is the solitary figure of the keeper.

Reynolds’s careful balancing of the muted, earthy colours and his measured arrangement of forms create an eerie stillness that adds to mystery of this secret world.

September 2004

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