Conrad Atkinson, 'Landscape', 1980

Conrad Atkinson, 'Landscape', 1980

Conrad Atkinson (born 1940)
'Landscape'
1980
Postcard with gouache and wash on paper
Museum no. P.57-1980
© Conrad Atkinson

This collage centres on a postcard view taken in the Lake District, a popular tourist destination. Painted lines radiate from the landscape like contour lines on a map. Each is labelled with words and phrases calling attention to the invisible economic and social problems that pervade this seemingly idyllic setting.