Peter Lanyon

Ginger Hill

About this artwork

Lanyon stated that his “paintings…are not abstract, nor are they landscape. They use abstraction as a method and landscape experience as a source”. Viewed in this context, ‘Ginger Hill’ displays the sensuality and openness that emerged in Lanyon’s work following his experiences in a glider. The strong, deliberate black line is suggestive of a glider’s path across an autumnal aerial landform. It also shows the influence of Abstract Expressionism, with parallels visible to the work of American artist Franz Kline. Lanyon was extremely interested in the concept of ‘place’ and the relationship between the body and landscape. In this vein, it has been suggested that ‘Ginger Hill’ is the male counterpart to a similar painting by Lanyon called ‘Eastern Shore’.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Peter LanyonEnglish (1918 - 1964)
  • title:
    Ginger Hill
  • date created:
    Dated 1961
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    123.00 x 76.00 cm, (framed: 138.20 x 92.80 x 6.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1981
  • accession number:
    GMA 2290
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Peter Lanyon

Peter Lanyon