DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 48.0 x 72.0 in./122.0 x 183.0 cm SIGNATURE:Signed , titled and dated on the reverse MEDIUM: Oil, polystyrene and wood on canvas In the year that Lanyon painted Climb Out, he wrote: ‘I believe that landscape, the outside world of things and events larger than ourselves is the proper place to find our deepest meanings… I want to make the point that landscape painting is not a provincial activity as it is thought by many to be in the United States, but a true ambition like the mountaineer who cannot see the clouds without feeling the lift inside them. These things take us in to places where our trial with forces greater than ourselves, where skill and training and courage combine to make us transcend our ordinary lives’ (The Artist from ‘Some Aspects in Modern British Painting: An Artist’s Point of View’, lecture for the British Council in Czechoslovakia, 27th January 1964). This is the perfect statement of his aims and ambitions for the gliding paintings.