Guy Moreton: Unrecounted

Guy Moreton: Unrecounted
Library Shelf Location 18.MORE
Publication Date 2012
Description Moreton's vivid large-scale photographic works observe the winter landscape and overgrown apple orchard of the Cylinders estate in Langdale, Cumbria where Kurt Schwitters spent his final years working on his fourth and last Merzbau before his death in 1948. Schwitters had previously lived and worked in Norway, almost crossing paths with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 –1951), who lived on and off in Skjolden at the inner end of the Sognefjord. Moreton's photographs of the ruins of Wittgenstein's house allow for a contemplative thought journey, not dissimilar to the implied narratives and tangents suggested in the writing of W.G Sebald (1944 – 2001) who's novel and travelogue The Rings of Saturn form the starting point for Moreton's other works in this exhibition. To celebrate this exhibition, this publication with a newly commissioned essay by the acclaimed and award winning British writer and literary critic Robert Macfarlane has been published and is available from the gallery.
Quantity 1
Pages 16
Author Robert Macfarlane
Format Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Solent Showcase
Related Artist Guy Moreton
Category Photography
Language English

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