Monday, 19 January 2015

Walking and Art

We discussed
Richard Long born 1945
A Line Made by Walking
Date 1967 TATE
Details here: Tate website
"This formative piece was made on one of Long’s journeys to St Martin’s from his home in Bristol. Between hitchhiking lifts, he stopped in a field in Wiltshire where he walked backwards and forwards until the flattened turf caught the sunlight and became visible as a line. He photographed this work, and recorded his physical interventions within the landscape."

Guardian profile, 2012
'It was the swinging 60s. To be walking lines in fields was a bit different'

We also discussed
Hutton and the Roman Wall
Wordsworth and the Romantics
DeQuincey's walks in London
De Quincey’s wicked book
De Quincey’s wicked book
Baudelaire, Benjamin and the Birth of the Flâneur
Situationist walking

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