The Courtauld Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings

Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings

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'Exhilarating, uplifting, startling in their high originality – Peter Lanyon's gliding paintings at the Courtauld Gallery are the revelation of the year. They look like no other pictures of the sky... It is no understatement to say that he reinvented landscape painting by taking to the skies.' - The Guardian

A beautiful book exploring the remarkable gliding series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain's most important and original Post-War artists

Lanyon made this series paintings in response to his experiences as a glider pilot from 1959 until his death five years later. They offer a sense of his encounters with the land, sea and air, collapsing the multiple perspectives of his glider flights into each new composition.

This tightly focused book brings together around fifteen major paintings from public and private collections internationally, alongside a small group of constructions. 

  • Author: Barnaby Wright, The Courtauld's Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art
  • Paperback: 144 pages | 80 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1907372858
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 21.3 x 1.5 cm

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