Artist's description:

This recent painting was made to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings (October 14th 1066). It was on show in the Sussex town of Battle, the site of the battle which was to determine the future course of British history. My solo exhibition, of which this painting was the centrepiece, was attended and announced by the BattleTown Crier!
The painting shows the night sky with the stars and constellations as they would have looked on the day the battle was fought. We know that astrologers routinely looked at the skies and considered the omens. It's bordered by sections inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry. Much like a modern cartoon strip or graphic novel, this was commissioned soon after the Conquest to show the sequence of events leading up to and including the battle (from the Norman point of view of course). Halley's Comet appeared earlier that year, arousing trepidation, and is shown in the top left of my painting.

Materials used:

Paints, inks, pigments and dyes with silver leaf on canvas

Night Sky, 1066 (Battle) (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Jill Tattersall from United Kingdom

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