Artist's description:

Playing with colour, I started this as a test piece and so enjoyed the early stages that I decided to finish it. The painting is based upon my earlier 'Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane..' and for me references the loss of youth and innocence through conflict. The title is a line from A.E Houseman's 'A Shropshire Lad - Land of lost content', one of a series of poems lamenting the sacrifice of youth to the expansion of empire.

'Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went
And cannot come again.

Materials used:

Canvas on a deep wood stretcher

Blue remembered hills (after Houseman) (2018)

$264.56

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This artwork is sold by John Wilkinson from United Kingdom

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