Saturday, 11 August 2012

John Piper – part 2

Famous for his romantic landscapes, views of ruined churches, stately homes and castles, John Piper (1903 – 1992) is considered to be one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century.

This is part 2 of a 3-part post on the works of John Piper. Parts 1 and 2 show his work chronologically. Part 3 features his 1964 series ‘Churches’, and his 1977 series ‘Victorian Dream Palaces’. For biographical notes on Piper, and for earlier works, see part 1.


1968 Besse, Dordogne 
screenprint 78.1 x 58.4 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1968 Creysse, Dordogne 
screenprint 44.8 x 64.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1968 Floira 
screenprint 43.8 x 65.1 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1968 La Chapelle St Robert, Dordogne 
screenprint 58.7 x 80 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1968 Montpellier de Didonne, Charente 
screenprint 76.8 x 55.9 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1968 Mosnac, Dordogne 
screenprint 44.1 x 66 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1969 Welsh Landscape, Tretio 
screenprint 48.6 x 71.1 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1971 Corton Church, Suffolk 
screenprint 76.2 x 44.5 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1971 Wymondham, Norfolk 
screenprint 76.2 x 55.9 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1972 Eye and Camera, Blue and Red 
screenprint 48.3 x 69.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1972 Eye and Camera, Multifigure 
screenprint 48.3 x 69.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1972 Eye and Camera, Red and Black 
screenprint 48.3 x 69.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate
   

1972 Ludlow Castle 
screenprint 54.6 x 80.3 cm 
© The Piper Estate

Piper designed the sets for the first staging of the opera "Death in Venice" in 1973. The opera was based on the novella by Thomas Mann and was the work of British composer Benjamin Britten with Myfanwy Piper, who wrote the libretto. Piper’s sets used narrow revolving panels painted with details of Venetian architecture. This screenprint is from a portfolio of eight based on the sketches he made for the set designs:


1972 from 'Death in Venice' 
screenprint 
© The Piper Estate

1975 Foliate Heads I 
screenprint 58.4 x 76.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1975 Foliate Heads II 
screenprint 58.4 x 76.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1975 Horham, Suffolk 
screenprint 54.6 x 84.1 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1976 Holkham, Norfolk 
screenprint 61.3 x 83.5 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1977 Buckden in a Storm 
screenprint 57.8 x 85.1 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1977 Exeter College Chapel, Oxford 
screenprint 81.9 x 61 cm 
© The Piper Estate

c1977 Eye and Camera, Blue to Ochre 
screenprint 76.5 x 111.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1982 Middle Mill, Pembrokeshire 
© The Piper Estate

1983 Covehithe Church 
oil on canvas 86.3 x 111.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1983 Foliate Head 
intaglio print and screenprint 44.6 x 64.5 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1983 Lower Brockhampton 
screenprint 45.7 x 66.8 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1983 Palazzo Pesaro 
intaglio print 45 x 64.5 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1983 Saltash Bridge 
screenprint 44.8 x 68.3 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1983 St Germain de l'Ivret 
screenprint 45.7 x 64.5 cm 
© The Piper Estate

1984 Kidwelly Castle 
lithograph 36 x 53 cm 
© The Piper Estate

2 comments:

  1. The artistic work here is worth seeing...one of the finest blogs I have ever come cross...all salutes to the author.

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  2. noticed a pattern that these pieces play around a lot more with negative lighting than artistically correct 3D

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