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Collage: Paper, Paint, Acrylic on Canvas, Paper.
Another 'Vauban' inspired artwork (my 19th in a dedicated series)… this using cut-out collage ‘angles’ of pale and dark blues on yellow Canson ‘Mi-Teinte’ 160 gms/m art papers, applied to a pre-painted 80 x 60 cm canvas. This piece describing visually how the disarray of elements above gradually fall into a more orderly state below… hence, “Vauban Falling Into Place.”
A little history… Maréchal Vauban, or Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707), is considered one the of the greatest military engineers of all time. In his life he was responsible for the fortification of over 160 places in France… but his major contribution to warfare was his methods of attack, which revolutionised siege warfare. However, the shapes and angles of his defensive walls surrounding many French towns and seaports have influenced the design of my more recent artworks.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection