Throwing Snow into a Circle. A Seven Day Walk in the Glärnish Massif, Switzerland 1991 (from the portfolio ‘Dear Stieglitz’)
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Throwing Snow into a Circle. A Seven Day Walk in the Glärnish Massif, Switzerland 1991 (from the portfolio ‘Dear Stieglitz’) 1994
Richard Long’s photographs record interventions made in the natural landscape during his travels across the world. Unlike some Land Artists, Long doesn’t make drastic and permanent changes to the landscape. Instead, he rearranges materials from the surroundings to show the joint creative power of man and nature - placing snow in a circle in this image, for example. The photograph is from a portfolio called ‘Dear Stieglitz,’ named in homage to Alfred Stieglitz, the photographer and gallery owner who published the art-photography journal ‘Camera Work’ in the early Twentieth century. The portfolio features the work of artists whose photography ‘shows an obvious, personal and also very outspoken attitude towards their surroundings.’

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Land Art

A movement beginning in the 1960s that sought a direct engagement with nature, creating artworks in and with the landscape.

Portfolio

A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.

Land Art, Portfolio

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4191 M
  • Medium Offset print in tritone
  • Size 40.00 x 50.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1997