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Arcadian Landscape Series

After Jan Willem Pineman (4th Nov 1779) Arcadian Landscape
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After Frans Van Bloeman - Arcadian Landscape
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After Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes - Arcadian Landscape
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After Carlo Labruzzi - Arcadian Landscape
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After Nicholas Poussin - Et in Arcadia ego
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After Nicholas Poussin - Landscape with the Ashes of Phocion, 1648
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After the studio of Jan Frans van Bloemen - Landscape with Arcadian Figures
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After Jacob Philipp Hackert - Arcadian Landscape 1805
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After Jan van Huijsum - Arcadian landscape with a bust of Flora
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Indian Ink and Goauche on Fabriano Paper  

1 of 9  

22cm x 14cm

2014

 

This body of nine Indian Ink paintings is based on Arcadian landscape painting 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 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 piece but also inserting various vignettes relative to contemporary  Northern Ireland. Scenes of conict, rioting or contemporary Northern Irish politics can be viewed.

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