Three Window Views
About the work
This print by Christine Wilkinson uses the composition of a triptych (a work of art divided into three sections), depicting three arched Georgian window frames positioned in the middle of a highly artificial landscape. The composition has been carefully constructed: in front of each window frame there is a tangle of weeds and wildflowers, and a series of fields arranged like a patchwork quilt are visible in the distance, both through and between the windows. A sky composed of inky blue diagonal streaks of cloud sits heavily above the horizon.
The non-naturalistic, almost surreal, nature of the print is further highlighted by a curtain hanging from an unattached pole to the side of the central window and a strip of patterned wallpaper running down the side of the window to the far right. Inside and outside have become muddled in this image. The outside world is breaking into the interior, and the interior space seems to dissolve into the landscape beyond; the patchwork quilt laying outside and covering the hills, and the weeds and wildflowers flourishing inside. Nothing is quite as it should be in this dreamlike image.
About the artist
- Three Window Views
- Colour aquatint
- Purchased from New Ashgate Gallery, August 1977
- below image: A/P / Three Window Views / C G Wilkinson 1977
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