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Manipulating exposure time and other technical processes, Michael Kenna creates serene, dreamlike landscapes that envision the traces of human intervention within the poetic logic of nature. Here, the Fountain of Apollo at Versailles appears hazy and indistinct against a tunnel of manicured trees. Despite this ethereal stylization, the artist’s subject imparts a strong narrative touch of divine drama.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from above by present owner
No apparent condition issues.
Frame: 20.25 x 16.25 x 1 in (51.435 x 41.275 x 2.54 cm)
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Michael Kenna (English, b. 1953) is best known for his black and white landscapes of rural Britain. Kenna attended Upholland College in Lancashire, the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and the London College of Printing. In the 1980s, Kenna moved to San Francisco and worked as Ruth Bernhard's printer. Currently, he lives and works in Seattle, Washington.