This is a retrospective study of Shining Cliff Woods in Ambergate, Derbyshire.
Highlight Through Trees by Michael Porter, 2008
© The artist
- Oil & acrylic on canvas
- 120 x 110 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,400 ( Total: £6,800)
- Acquired in:
- Michael Porter
Porter referred to old photographs of the Derbyshire Woods taken during his visits in the 1980s as can be seen in the bright limbs of the clump of trees. In some areas, the tree limbs fade into the dark, a result of Porters constant re-working and layering of paint. The painting is significant to the Derby collection for its local geographical resonance, its bold contrasts of light and dark, and Porters intense interest in the texture of the paint. The duality of light and dark, to reveal and simultaneously conceal is also a feature of the work of Joseph Wright of Derby. The museum hopes to explore the similarities between the two artists in greater depth.
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