Landscape with a Blue Pool

1967

Jarman, Derek
Jarman plays with perspective by dividing the landscape with straight and curved lines. The viewer's eyes are drawn to the horizon, where three islands rest in a sea of green shades. A blue pool of water sits in the foreground, which gives the effect of the islands being further away, and thin lines of colour move up from the landscape, acting as reference points within the scene. Jarman studied at King's College, London before entering the Slade School of Art in 1963 where he came across the work of David Hockney, and Patrick Procktor. In the years after graduating from the Slade, he became a successful painter and exhibited in the Young Contemporaries at the Tate in 1967 and the following year he was given a solo exhibition at the Lisson Gallery. His life as a painter was relatively brief, as ten years later he took up filmmaking as a career. Nadia Thondrayen
  • Artwork Details: 151.8 x 202.6cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist's estate
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 980

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