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Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings

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Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings

15 October 2015 – 17 January 2016

“the revelation of the year” The Observer

“a gem of an exhibition” The Daily Telegraph, ★★★★

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.

Exhibition Co-Curator Toby Treves explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain’s most important and original Post-War artists.

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Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings

Lanyon Saturday Study Day

28 November 2015, 10:30am – 4.30pm

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Lanyon Late

26 November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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