About this artwork

Loch Duich is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. Cheyne has represented it using broad, flat planes of colour and curving lines which show the influence of Art Deco designs and Japanese prints. In adopting a high viewpoint Cheyne emphasises the spectacular mountains against the flat, still surface of the loch. The unusually patterned sky, which almost resembles waves, could represent snow covered hills. In woodcuts such as this each colour is printed separately, layered one on top of the other.

Ian Cheyne

Ian Cheyne