4160_001_pub--imatge-imagined-territory
4160_001_pub--imatge-imagined-territory
Nigel Henderson
Imagined Territory
Imagined Territory
1961 - 1982
In the early sixties, Nigel Henderson, who had served as a pilot during the Second World War, incorporated modern technologies such as macro and aerial photography into his painting practice. These scientific tools, which are used for military purposes and in topography, allowed him to look at the territory in a fresh light and offer new visions of the world. Henderson made a pictorial intervention on photographs taken from the air. Devoid of any geographical references, we can still recognise the outline and forms of deltas, small archipelagos and, in other series, field patterns.

Taken from images of real places and photographic maps of the territory, the work nevertheless configures an imaginary geography.
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original title
Imagined Territory
year of acquisition
2010
type of object
Painting
dimensions
123.6 x 93.7 cm
Copyright
© Nigel Henderson Estate
registration number
R.4160
date
1961 - 1982
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Mixed media on board
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MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
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