Peter Collins ARCA (1923-2001)
Colliery Mining Scene

Pen, ink


Provenance: The Artist’s Studio

The use of pen ank ink creates a powerful image, emphasising the stark nature of the colliery. Yet the scene is softened by the presence of figures, dwarfed against the mighty machinery. The strong vertical lines on the timber-clad buildings emphasise the vertical lines of the pit machinery, and suggest the depths of the earth to which the mine reaches; yet at the same time the horizontal nature of the drawing provides a contrast.

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