Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings
“the revelation of the year” The Observer
“a gem of an exhibition” The Daily Telegraph, ★★★★
15 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
This major exhibition explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain’s most important and original Post-War artists. Lanyon (1918-64) sought to create a new vision of landscape painting for the modern era that could express both sensory experience and a profound understanding of our fragile existence within the world. During the 1950s, he produced radical, near-abstract paintings of the tough coastal landscape of his native West Cornwall inspired by his experience of gliding, this series will be showcased in a major retrospective at The Courtauld this autumn.