Richard Long

Everybody knows so well the poetical acts that British artist Richard Long makes towards the nature, but I want to highlight how his sculptures and wall works commonly take the form of geometric shapes—circles, lines, ellipses, and spirals—using the raw materials of a place. Their simplicity and universal forms reflect the artist’s primary engagement with the landscapes of the world. Circles are timeless, universal; stones are common, practical, and exist almost everywhere. “I am interested in the emotional power of simple images,” Richard Long.

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Wood Circle, 1977,Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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Whitechapel Slate Circle, 1981, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.

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Small White Pebble Circles, 1987, Tate Gallery, London, UK.

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Six Stone Circles, 1981, London, UK.

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Road Stone Line, 2010, China.

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Stone Line, 1980, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK.

Richard Long official website: http://www.richardlong.org/

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