Studio Reference Series: Landscapes

Land as far as the eye can see, with rolling hills, hidden valleys and bodies of water. Whether it be shapes created naturally or a man made structure that highlights the beauty that is already there, the natural landscape with its ever changing form has long been an inspiration for some and a starting point for ideas for others. Since the 15th century when landscape art became a recognised genre of art, the landscape has continued to hold an important place within the creative space.

 

Te Tuhirangi Contour, 2000-2002 by Richard Serra

Te Tuhirangi Contour, 2000-2002 by Richard Serra

 

Unique wool rug by Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou

Unique wool rug by Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou

 

Surrounded Islands by Christo and Jeanne Claude, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1983

Surrounded Islands by Christo and Jeanne Claude, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1983

 

East-West/West-East by Richard Serra, 2015

East-West/West-East in the Qatari Desert by Richard Serra, 2015

 

Levee Farms by Wayne Thiebaud, 1998

Levee Farms by Wayne Thiebaud, 1998

 

Unique wool rug by Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou

Unique wool rug by artist Alexandra Kehayoglou

 

Valley Curtain by Christo and Jeanne Claude, Rifle, Colorado, 1972

Valley Curtain by Christo and Jeanne Claude in Rifle, Colorado, 1972

 

River Po Line, Italy by Richard Serra, 2001

River Po Line, Italy by Richard Serra, 2001

 

Wrapped Coast by Christo and Jeanne Claude, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1969

Wrapped Coast by Christo and Jeanne Claude, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1969

 

The studio reference series is an ongoing project to document the inspiration and research behind Skomer Studio. Each month we highlight a theme that has kept us thinking, creating and testing out new ideas.