Edward Burtynsky, ‘Iberia Quarries #9, Pardais, Portugal’, 2006-2007, Caviar20
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Edward Burtynsky

Iberia Quarries #9, Pardais, Portugal, 2006-2007

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22 × 18 1/2 in
55.9 × 47 cm
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This work is a paradigm from one of Burtynsky's most successful series: Quarries. Burtynsky …

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Iberia Quarries
Edward Burtynsky
Canadian, b. 1955
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Edward Burtynsky’s large-format color photographs document the ramifications of human industry on the natural world in a perversely beautiful manner. Bold swathes of color and rich texture render his images of mines, industrial refineries, shipbreaking yards, and other scarred landscapes from Detroit to Bangladesh, painterly. “Dryland Farming” (2011), an aerial series exploring how humans reshape natural topography through farming in a semi-arid, remote region of northern Spain, evokes abstract painting; seeing the colors and shapes from 2,000 feet above reminded the artist of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937). Burtynsky intends his work to spark “a second look at what we call progress,” which has won him acclaim as an environmental champion as well as an artist; he received a TED Prize in 2005 for producing images that “powerfully alter the way we think about the world and our place in it.”

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This work is a paradigm from one of Burtynsky's most successful series: Quarries. Burtynsky documented marble and granite quarrying in Vermont, Portugal, Italy, and Spain. For this particular image, he traveled to Pardais, a small town in Portugal.
While "Iberia Quarries #9" documents the environmental …

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Excellent condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in ink by the artist
Certificate of authenticity
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Series
Iberia Quarries
Edward Burtynsky
Canadian, b. 1955
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Edward Burtynsky’s large-format color photographs document the ramifications of human industry on the natural world in a perversely beautiful manner. Bold swathes of color and rich texture render his images of mines, industrial refineries, shipbreaking yards, and other scarred landscapes from Detroit to Bangladesh, painterly. “Dryland Farming” (2011), an aerial series exploring how humans reshape natural topography through farming in a semi-arid, remote region of northern Spain, evokes abstract painting; seeing the colors and shapes from 2,000 feet above reminded the artist of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937). Burtynsky intends his work to spark “a second look at what we call progress,” which has won him acclaim as an environmental champion as well as an artist; he received a TED Prize in 2005 for producing images that “powerfully alter the way we think about the world and our place in it.”

Edward Burtynsky

Iberia Quarries #9, Pardais, Portugal, 2006-2007

Digital C-print
22 × 18 1/2 in
55.9 × 47 cm
.
Sold
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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