‘Newhaven Harbour and Cliff’ 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 British landscape.
‘Newhaven Harbour and Cliff’ depicts an impressionistic vista of Sussex port town Newhaven with a beautifully abstract vision. Throwing out the rule book, Piper lets perspective shift, allowing the houses, cliffs, lighthouse, boat and waves to occupy the print in an unexpected compositional balance. The result is so evocative of the Newhaven landscape, achieved with an incredible sensitivity and lightness of touch.