Beach Flower, Collage, Triptych, 1985

  • Pastel and Collage • Signed • 42cm x 144.5cm
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    David Blackburn
    David Blackburn
    English , 1939 - 2016
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    David Blackburn MBE was a British artist based in the north of England. He worked almost exclusively in the pastel medium and was noted for his highly evocative depictions of the landscape. As an only child, Blackburn spent his time painting and walking on the moors near his home; it is this period which he credits as helping him to the cultivate the ‘strong inner vision’ which is a major hallmark of his art. After securing a scholarship to the local grammar school, Blackburn studied at the Huddersfield School of Art for several years. On the advice of his tutor, Blackburn successfully applied for a place at the Royal College of Art, where he studied from 1959–1962. Although he was initially based in the Textile Department, students were encouraged to move between areas, and Blackburn quickly found himself drawn to the more subtle challenges of landscape art, a slightly unfashionable subject at the time. Many of Blackburn's contemporaries, including David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj, were gaining major critical recognition for their innovations in what would soon become known as Pop Art, or 'Royal College Pop'. Blackburn was unmoved by the playful aesthetic of such trends, preferring instead the quieter visions of landscape artists such as Gerhart Frankl and Prunella Clough, the former of whom went on to become a major influence and personal friend.
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    A triptych of pastels with collage on paper. Each individualy signed and dated on the front.

    All are signed, dated and titled verso.

    'While he sketches often directly from nature, en plein air, the pastel drawings are almost exclusively worked on in the studio. Frequently the sheet is covered with a single plane of colour and then the process of manipulation commences as luminous layers build up on top of one another until a structured formal framework emerges.' Sasha Grishin, David Blackburn- A Vision of Landscape, Goldmark Gallery 1989.

    Framed size: 68 x 148 cm
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    • MEDIUM Pastel
    • DATE OF WORK 1985
    • HEIGHT (CM) 42
    • WIDTH (CM) 144.5
    • ORIENTATION Landscape
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