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Wheatfield Large Unetched Stoneform


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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

Of all the painters whose work Peter has interpreted in glass, none presented the team with more of a challenge than Van Gogh. His paintings are arguably some of the most famous on the planet and as such, our interpretation had to stand up to some pretty intense and unforgiving scrutiny. Peter and his team laboured tirelessly over this pattern and the results achieved were spectacular! It was never our intention to forge a facsimile of Van Gogh in glass; rather to offer a fitting tribute to a man whose work was never appreciated within his own life, but whose artistic legacy will transcend time.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 8 x 20 x 24 cm

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