Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sir Richard Long of Land Art

Sir Richard Long - Artist and Sculptor. For services to Art.
The list of people who have been knighted in the New Year Honours List contains the name of Mr Richard Julian Long CBE - otherwise known as Richard Long who at the age of 22 created "A Line Made by Walking" - as 'land art' and as a photograph (gelatin silver print on paper and graphite on board) which "made his name" - and thereafter helped make land art popular.

This is a recent video made about the nature of his preoccupations in terms of art and the art he has made - and the largest retrospective ever held of his work - at Houghton Hall between 30th April to 26th October 2017. It shows him creating his artworks in the recent exhibition - which is fascinating of itself.  (Check out the profile of his eyebrows which are sculptures in their own right!)

Below it are articles about the knighthood and older ones about his work

RICHARD LONG: EARTH SKY from NUA Film and Moving Image on Vimeo.

When the land art comes inside
Temporary exhibition of the work of Richard Long at The Hepworth Wakefield

Articles about Richard Long

About the Knighthood

About his art

1 comment:

  1. Sir Richard Long's contribution to art is rightly rewarded with an honour. I feel that his work draws attention to the art that surrounds us and is so easily overlooked that being - nature itself, its fragility and the ephemeral quality of life. I do question the honours list, feeling that often those selected are chosen for the wrong reasons. I do believe that there are many people that are overlooked such as those in Society who quietly work away helping others but - Richard Long - yes, he should be a Sir.
    Making A Mark - I really enjoy your emails, you never seem to overlook any important news stories/happenings - keep up the good work!


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