Things behind the sun – Introduction

For my second field option I chose ‘Things behind the sun’ as it was introduced as a landscape based project. As an artist I don’t tend to look at and paint/draw landscapes so I thought this project would push me out side my comfort zone.

To start wish we looked at realistic landscape artists such as Nicholas Poussin, John Constable and Richard Wilson. I preferred it when we looked at artworks which you wouldn’t typically  relate to landscapes. Artworks such as James Turrells deer shelter (2007) and Vija Celmins starfield (1962) were pieces which I wouldn’t have thought of as landscapes before the project. They show a landscape through a different perspective which has helped push me in a different direction to which I was expecting.

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