Sunday, 21 June 2009

Richard Long: Landscape as art...

Recently visited the Richard Long exhibition at the Tate: Heaven and Earth. Always been a fan of landscape-based art.

There are numerous connections to be made here with geography and the creation of narrative as a response to a landscape. Many of the projects I have been involved with recently are related to this idea. Plenty of student-centred projects, and cultural aspects coming out...

Loved the Norfolk flint circle in particular...

I'd like to see students participating in the creation of more text works relating to the landscape.
Check out Richard Long's textworks: click the titles to see the works...



Some very impressive typography on the walls of the exhibition space at the Tate: wonder who had the job of sticking on all the letters ? Quite a feat ! Anyone know ?

Also worth checking out the work of Hamish Fulton
And of course Andy Goldsworthy

Plenty of inspiration here too...

Good review on the SOME LANDSCAPES blog, which is a useful resource to keep an eye on as well for those teaching about landscape.
Also had a quick TWITTER SEARCH: generally positive reaction to it...

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