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Wheatfield Large Open Form


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About This Series

In 2013 the National Gallery invited Peter Layton to select a painting from their collection to interpret in glass. Peter was particularly inspired by the skies in many paintings and eventually chose ‘Wheatfield with Cypresses’ by Vincent Van Gogh. It took months of experimenting with different kinds of dramatic skies and different ways of portraying the wheatfield in the foreground, and eventually Peter and the team combined two separately blown elements to achieve the desired effect. The pieces have been very well received in both our gallery and in the National Gallery shop.

About This Piece

Our Wheatfield collection posed us our greatest challenge to date. To emulate the work of one of the the most influential painters of the Post Impressionist movement was daunting enough. However, being asked to replicate his iconic style in glass was a terrifying challenge to set Peter and his team. It took many months of the most intense experimentation. This stunning open form is practically a canvas in itself. The glass has been acid etched in order to matt the surface and to bring out the sharpness of the glass pigments. Whether you are a fan of Van Gogh’s work or not, I am sure you will agree this piece would make a breathtaking addition to any glass collection.

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 10 x 22 x 21 cm

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