Peter Lanyon: Rethinking Landscape

Explore the work of this St Ives artist who rethought the tradition of landscape painting

TateShots visits St Ives to look around the Peter Lanyon exhibition at the Gallery in 2011. Lanyon was one of the most innovative figures in twentieth-century British art and saw himself as remaking the tradition of landscape painting, using landscape to express ideas about states of being and the human condition.

The exhibition’s curator Chris Stephens takes us on a tour of the show, and explores two of Lanyon’s most famous works: The Yellow Runner and St Just 1946

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