Bryan Wynter

Sandspoor XI

About this artwork

Wynter’s paintings of the 1960s differ from those of the previous decade; the forms were generally larger and there was less emphasis on visual flux, although a relationship to landscape remains. This work comes from a series based on the idea that landscape is a record of its own history and that sand in particular bears witness to the natural processes which have shaped it. This is seen, for example, in the patterns of the desert or sand dunes on the beach, carved by wind or water. Wynter compared this natural weathering process to the method in which he superimposed layers in his paintings.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Sandspoor XI
  • date created:
    Dated 1963
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    142.50 x 111.80 cm (framed: 144.20 x 113.50 x 4.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1687
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Bryan Wynter

Bryan Wynter