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Volcano Exhibition

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The violant vulcanism of Mounts Etna and Stromboli contrast starkly with the tranquil blues of the Mediterranean Impressions collection.

 

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Stromboli On Fire

Mount Stromboli on Fire

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Mount Etna - Eruption and Lava Flow on the South-East Flank

Mount Etna - Eruption and Lava Flow on the South-East Flank

Mount Etna towers above Catania, Sicily's second largest city. Volcanism has been observed here for more than 3500 years.

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Red-hot rock in Etna's Valle del Bove, just begninning to cool.

Red-hot rock in Etna's Valle del Bove, just begninning to cool.

The unique translucency of the glowing rock is a very special effect achieved through experimentation, devised for this particular watercolour then applied to later works too.

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Upwelling Magma on Mount Etna

Upwelling Magma on Mount Etna

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Etna - A River of Magma

Left: Mount Etna - A River of Magma

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Mount Etna - Couldra

Mount Etna - Couldra

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Etna - Emerging Molten Rock

Mount Etna - Couldron

In the picture on the left we are looking down into a "couldron" where we see molten rock welling up and spilling over one edge.

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Mount Etna - Lava Flow

Mount Etna - Lava Flow

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Mount Stromboli - A Gas Pulse of Molten Rock and Ash

Mount Stromboli - A Gas Pulse of Molten Rock and Ash

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Etna - Emerging Molten Rock

Mount Etna - Residual Ash and Cooling Lava

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Mount Etna - Residual Ash and Cooling Lava

Mount Etna - Residual Ash and Cooling Lava

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Mount Etna - Residual Ash and Cooling Lava

Mount Etna - Residual Ash and Cooling Lava

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Mount Etna - Couldra

Cooling Lava and Residual Ash on Mount Etna

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Main Pigments

The main pigments used to replicate the various volcanic effects were:

Cadmium Red (PR 108), Pyrrole Red (PR 254), Aureolin Yellow / Cobalt Yellow (PY 40), Phthalo Blue (PB 15 and Lamp Black.

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June 7th, 2020


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