Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings – Video

This major exhibition explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain’s most important and original Post-War artists. Lanyon (1918-64) sought to create a new vision of landscape painting for the modern era that could express both sensory experience and a profound understanding of our fragile existence within the world. During the 1950s, he produced radical, near-abstract paintings of the tough coastal landscape of his native West Cornwall inspired by his experience of gliding, this series will be showcased in a major retrospective at The Courtauld this autumn.

Listen to exhibition co-curator Toby Treves as he explores some of the themes within the exhibition.

You can see more videos from The Courtauld on our YouTube channel.

Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintingwill be on display until  17 January 2015

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