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South Downs

Richard Billingham (1970 - )

Lightjet print

2002

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage

    In 'South Downs', a road disappears around a bend to an unseen place. Illuminated by a wide vista of cloudy sky, the scene conveys the scents and sounds of the English countryside. Its studied calmness suggests that Richard Billingham captured a moment of stillness, using a medium-format camera to depict blades of grass in the foreground, and light falling across the distant slope. He reveals a sensitive perception of landscape, and an intention to make photographs that resemble paintings. His work is in the tradition of John Constable and JMW Turner, Romantic artists whose work he admires.

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  • Details
    Title
    South Downs
    Edition
    1/5
    Date
    2002
    Medium
    Lightjet print
    Dimensions
    height: 96.00 cm, width: 114.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, May 2003
    Provenance
    Anthony Reynolds Gallery
    GAC number
    17817