Wire across the field (West Lulworth, Dorset, near Durdle Door)

TERRY WATTS (born 1946)

Wire across the field (West Lulworth, Dorset, near Durdle Door)

2013 United Kingdom

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These are late summer fields on the coastal lands above Durdle Door, harvested or on the point of harvest, where the dried clumps of weeds and grasses which cut off the viewer in the foreground hint at the coming autumn. But beyond the first field, green pasture and hedgerows indicate life and – probably – a road, whilst the sky is equally hopeful: squally clouds are driving past, over the head of the viewer, and the day beyond is softened and bright. Watts has taken the motif of a tree – the classic repoussoir – and cleverly remade it as the line of telegraph poles which march away across the landscape, imposing a dramatically emphatic recession through the swooping perspectival swing of the wires. A quiet and sober fall of land in earthy colours is thus given a sense of imminence: of hope, and of excitement.
Height 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Width 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
External Height 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
External Width 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
Acrylic on canvas
signed with monogram, 2013
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