Alan Reynolds - Yellow Moth (Framed)
- Colour Etching with Aquatint
- Edition of 20
- Signed, dated and tilted
- Framed in a natural finish frame
- 30cm x 25cm (Image) 52cm x 43cm (Frame)
Alan Reynolds studied at the Royal College of Art, and went on to teach at the Central School of Art and Design and at then St Martin's. As a young artist he was predominantly a landscape painter, frequently making reference to the Suffolk countryside where he grew up. The art world was shocked when his work shifted from neo-romanticism to hard-edged abstraction in the 1960s; however his landscapes had always had a strong geometric rhythm and precision that makes the leap into abstraction not wholly unprecedented. This rare etching from the late 60's is important because it demonstrates his paring-down of natural forms that is a crucial, and sometimes overlooked, part of his transition to abstraction.