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Plainsong: Sunlit

Oil on canvas
1220 x 1015 mm
Signed and dated 2017

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Alongside nature, music is the other source of inspiration and Parker’s paintings can bring to mind the interweaving of melody and harmony. The Plain Song series, for which he is best known, was begun in the late 1980s. The title alludes to the medieval Gregorian chant, and the shapes of the Canterbury and Marlborough ‘plains’ which provide inspiration and puns on the two-dimensional ‘planes’ of the Cubists and it conveys plainness as opposed to embroidery, exaggeration or busyness. 

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