Graham Sutherland

Blasted Trunk and Folded Hills

Blasted Trunk and Folded Hills by Graham Sutherland

Artwork Detail

Sutherland took part in the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition in London. Like Paul Nash, he became fascinated by objets trouvés such as root forms and fragments of thorn bushes that demonstrated the principles of organic growth, as well as focussing on geological and mineral forms. At the core of his own art was an attempt to express an essence which lies beyond realistic form, so that an uncanny presence is suggested.

Blasted Trunk and Folded Hills
Graham Sutherland
Production date
colour lithograph
253 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, transferred from the E H McCormick Research Library, 1984
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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