Darren Almond/Carl Blechen: Landscapes
The landscape images in this book were made over nearly two centuries: drawings and oil sketches by German painter Carl Blechen (1798–1840), and photographs by British conceptual artist Darren Almond (born 1971), whose works explore ideas of personal memory, cultural history, and time. In 1828 Blechen had departed on a lengthy trip to Italy, during which he made hundreds of drawings and found the immediacy of expression he is still renowned for. In 2014, Almond followed Blechen’s footsteps over the same alpine passes. He photographed night landscapes for his series Fullmoon as well as black and white day shots directly inspired by Blechen’s fascination for the light of the south to be found in the artist’s Italian Amalfi Sketchbook.
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