The Hill of the Winds
© Dr John R Wattt

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The Hill of the Winds about 1913

On Display SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
Cameron's austere landscape provides a striking contrast to the romantically charged Highland scenery of earlier painters. He has emphasised the outline and structure of the mountainous range against the bright sky which gives the central peaks an overwhelming presence. All superfluous detail and narrative content have been excluded. Cameron was a prolific etcher, and produced a number of etchings of dark mountainous landscapes set against a bright backdrop.

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Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Etching

A form of printmaking in which a metal plate is covered with a substance called a 'ground', usually wax, into which an image is drawn with a needle. Acid is applied, eroding the areas of the plate exposed but not the areas covered by wax. The action of the acid creates lines in the metal plate that hold the ink from which a print is made when the plate is pressed against paper under pressure.

Composition, Etching

Details

  • Acc. No. NG 2080
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 116.80 x 132.70 cm (framed: 152.40 x 168.20 x 8.60 cm)
  • Credit Bequest of Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh 1947