A Walk in The Tuileries Gardens by Peter Blake
A Walk Through the Tuileries Gardens signed limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake. Sir Peter made a number of collage works on ‘memories of place’. Here we see his memories of a stroll in Paris distilled through the objects that he found along the way.
These collage-based works vary from the bright simplistic pop art works, for which the artist is most famous. Blake commented, ‘For me, pop art is often rooted in nostalgia. To the artist, nostalgia represents a celebration of the past rather than a lament of times gone by; memories of places, people and an era.’
Peter Blake is renowned for his love of gathering and collecting the ephemera of life, of memories, of dreams and whimsies, sometimes mingled with those of other historical fantasists. Possessions he regards as symbolic of his relationships with his world, carefully questioning the personal significance of each object in this respect. The scraps of tickets, fragments of plastic, driftwood, pebbles and sycamore leaf in A Walk Through the Tuileries gardens are evocative and ephemeral souvenirs, gathered at the time and collated later perhaps with a whiff of romance. His image takes us, in turn, on a stroll down the wide gravel, under the autumnal trees, a lingering taste of saucisson and red wine on our palate and with a sudden impulse to take a turn on the Carroussel.
Silkscreen.26 Colours with silver Leaf and 3 glazes.A Walk In The Tuilerie Garden.Signed by the artist.
type: Silkscreen Print
Image Size: 340 mm X 405 mm
Paper Size: 610 mm X 510 mm
Edition Size: 200
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