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Maker(s):Pederson-Krag, Gillian
Culture:American (1938- )
Title:Landscape (with two statues)
Date Made:1979
Materials:etching and aquatint
Measurements:Sheet: 17 1/4 in x 18 15/16 in; 43.8 cm x 48.1 cm; Plate: 11 3/8 in x 13 in; 28.9 cm x 33 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2011.15
Credit Line:Purchase, Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

landscape; statues; ruins

Label Text:
Having departed from the widespread inclination to abstract, non-figurative imagery, Pederson-Krag commenced a series of artworks on the theme of ancient terracotta figurines, including the prints displayed here.

In Landscape (with two statues), the artist presents a panoramic view of an ancient ruin, swept by dreamy breezes and muffled in vast emptiness. The composition's horizontality is balanced by the two tall statues, remnants of a glorious past left to guard one another's solitude. The statue in foreground, reminiscent of the Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, gazes past an invisible horizon, evoking a sense of hope for the future in this ancient ruin.

Written by Heather Lee, Class of 2015

landscapes; sculpture; ruins; horizon line

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