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Arcadian Landscape Series

Arrow black small

Indian Ink on Fabriano Paper  

1 of 9  

22cm x 14cm

2014

 

This body of nine Indian Ink drawings is based on Arcadian landscape pain%ng created during the 17th and 18th century, which sought to illustrate an ideal landscape recalling Arcadia, a legendary place in ancient Greece known for its pastoral beauty. For this series of drawings I researched many  different versions of Arcadian landscape  painting by many different painters and selected nine. From each separate painting I made my own version of the work, to a large  extent mimicking every element in the painting in my drawing but also inserting  various vignettes relative to contemporary  Northern Ireland. Scenes of conict, rioting  or contemporary Northern Irish politics can  be viewed.