Matthew Greenburgh: Consequences

Japanese maple - Acer palmatum

55x34cm - edition of 4 plus artist’s proof
28x17m - edition of 5

This picture arose as a consequence of mistaken inputs to the programme which stitches my underlying pictures together into a kind of panorama. As they were not deliberate, I can place the picture in the school of contemporary art that makes randomness, chance and/or accident a key ingredient.

There are a host of fine pictures with winged dragons, aggressive eagles, or fantastic monsters associated with death that my picture could claim as an influence, a few of which are opposite. The most appropriate for me is the last one below: The Consequences by Goya.

Alternatively, perhaps it could be of a hang-glider seeking excitement at the risk of death.












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St George and the Dragon, Paolo Ucello, 1470



The Punishment of Tityus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1532



The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun, William Blake, c1808



Las Resultas, Francisco Goya, c1815

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