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Impression Sunrise 2021 by Lee Tiller 
Oil on stretched canvas
Image size: H:60 cm x W:80 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:80 cm x D:2cm
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Lee paints in the tradition of the original impressionist painters. There is more than a mere passing nod to some of the greatest artists of the impressionist movement. Claude Monet's famous 1872 painting ‘Impression, Sunrise’ gave birth to the movement’s name. In his sketchy, ethereal painting, modern industry of the time can be seen to the left in the form of chimney stacks bellowing plumes of smoke into the morning air. To the right, iron cranes stand silent and ghostly against a pale violet grey sky. The Impressionist painters would never compromise their art by concealing modernity and industry of the time, and would rather incorporate it into the landscape for accuracy. Little did they know that when Monet painted his canvas he was capturing the embryonic stages of what we refer to as climate change today. ‘Sunrise Impression 2021’ is the first in a series of paintings that Lee has created where he explores the contemporary landscape including elements of modernity. In his painting ‘Impression Sunrise 2021’, gone are the smouldering chimney stacks and industrial cranes of Monet’s era, and in their stead, the sky is a lattice of vapour trails that have revealed the passage of modern aircraft. Lee has a fascination for water, light and reflection, and it’s a pictorial motif often seen in his landscapes and paintings of nature. The colours in this piece are striking!