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Derek Jarman, b.1942

Landscape with Crow1967

Landscape with Crow belongs to a series of paintings made by Jarman the year he left the Slade. These paintings were notable for their large size and were part of a solo exhibition of twenty paintings at the Rimmel Gallery in 1966. The works met with critical acclaim and were included in the prestigious ‘Young Contemporaries’ exhibition at the Tate. In the work Jarman plays with perspective by dividing the landscape with straight and curved lines. The series of works were quick to make and Jarman used found objects as sculptural interventions within the compositions. Many of the objects derive from bathroom paraphernalia such as a tap, a towel rail, a toothbrush holder and sponges. The artist has not told us what he meant to be understood from these elements (if anything) but they are so unusual they invite further investigation.

Mediummixed media on canvas
Dimensions152.4 x 213.4 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020, 2020
Item NumberIMMA.4166
Not on view
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Derek Jarman, Landscape with Crow, 1967, mixed media on canvas, 152.4 x 213.4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2020, 2020

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About the Artist

Derek Jarman 1942–1994

One of the most influential figures in twentieth-century British culture, Derek Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener, political activist and author. He was educated at the University of London and at the Slade School of Art.
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