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Four Sails. Rosy Far Black
Four Sails. Rosy Far Black
Four Sails. Rosy Far Black
Four Sails. Rosy Far Black
Four Sails. Rosy Far Black
Four Sails. Rosy Far Black

© By courtesy of the Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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Ian Hamilton Finlay embraced a variety of different media and disciplines, including poetry, philosophy, history, gardening and landscape design. Early in his career he was Britain’s foremost concrete poet – a form of poetry in which the visual, typographical arrangement of words was as important in conveying effect and meaning as the words themselves. Throughout his career, and no matter what material he used, his approach remained that of a poet giving visual form to ideas. This was most fully realised by Finlay in his now famous garden, Little Sparta, begun in 1966 and set in the Pentland Hills of southern Scotland.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham


Date

1977

Medium

glass & wood

Measurements

H 55.5 x W 43.2 x D 12 cm

Accession number

NCM 1979-843

Acquisition method

gift from the Contemporary Art Society, 1979

Work type

Sculpture

Inscription description

on front: RoSy fAr blacK / PatcheD BroKen fAded / GreeN FainteR Loath / lucKY FuLl


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Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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