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Michael Raedecker combines the traditions of Dutch landscape painting and abstract picture making, the imagery of Modernist architecture and the materials of fashion and furnishings in his spare evocations of uninhabited landscapes. This essentially empty canvas contains areas of detail suggesting indistinct landscape features or architectural elements, registered in painting and a combination of threads or yarns, applied in linear gestures, closely embroidered or hanging in loose strands. The inclusion of structures such as the low bungalow in this painting introduces a classic modern aesthetic. The browns, creams, bleached greens and greys of the thread and canvas compound the modernist feel but this palette also conveys a sombre tone. A haunting, uneasy atmosphere pervades.

British Council Collection







acrylic & thread on linen


H 142.5 x W 183 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased from The Approach, 1998

Work type

Mixed media & collage

Inscription description

top horizontal stretcher bar: - LUCAS ACRYL PRIMED LINEN - ACRYLIC & thread on linen -; at top of all three vertical stretcher bars (single arrow pointing upwards); across central horizontal stretcher bar: MICHAEL RADEDECKER - 56" X 72" (142,5 x 183 CM) - 1998 - "monument" -; central stretcher bar: 2981 - 1 x 2 Michael Raedecker 56" x 72"


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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