‘Locmariaquer’ is a limited edition Giclée print by twentieth century British artist John Piper. Printed onto 310gsm 100% cotton rag paper, the print is hand numbered and hand embossed. From an edition of 850.
One of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, John Piper’s distinctive work possesses a character and style like no other. Playing at the boundary between the abstract and the figurative, Piper’s use of colour, shape, and composition merge together to create an exceptional aesthetic. Known for his WWII paintings and the iconic stained glass windows at Coventry Cathedral, some of Piper’s most beautiful work can be found in the quiet details of the natural landscape.
Locmariaquer’ depicts the tiny French commune of the same name. With simple line strokes and daubs of paint, Piper has captured the texture of the Brittany landscape with an exquisite intensity: purple heather shades into yellow corn; giant stalks in the foreground give way to an avenue of trees, that frame a lightly sketched house. A truly beautiful print, Piper’s work continues to inspire in the twenty-first century.