Silence: a burnt out interior in the City:

Graham Sutherland

 
Silence: a burnt out interior in the City:
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Silence: a burnt out interior in the City. Graham Sutherland's painting evokes the stillness that enveloped the ruined City of London after the Blitz. Sutherland later wrote of his impressions of the City in the immediate aftermath of its ordeal. 'I will never forget those extraordinary first encounters: the silence, the absolute dead silence, except every now and then a thin tinkle of falling glass - a noise which reminded me of the music of Debussy'.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1941 AD - 1941 AD
Image Number
 
000720

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