Breathing Deep, by Basil Beattie RA

This limited edition print is displayed as part of the Basil Beattie RA: A Passage of Time exhibition in the Keeper’s House of the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 February – 23 April 2018. 

£1,100.00

This product has been discontinued. Please take a look at similar items below.

Artwork details

Artist Basil Beattie RA
Medium Print
Colour Black/Multicolour
Dimensions 63.5 x 89cm
Fabric & material Lithograph

Delivery & returns information

Orders are usually shipped within 14 working days, but please allow up to 21 days for delivery.

UK tracked delivery is charged at £9.50, unless the work is collection only.

International delivery is calculated by weight and can be seen at checkout.

Artwork description

While Basil Beattie is best known for his abstract paintings featuring architectural motifs, often including stairs, ladders and tunnels, his works on paper have formed an important part of his practice throughout his illustrious career. Psychological and physical complexity abound in the deceptively simple visual language used by Beattie to explore certain preoccupations, such as the passing of time and notions of the journey.


This is the first lithograph Beattie made when he began to work with the medium of printmaking. Within the grid structure of Breathing Deep, Beattie combines geometric shapes to create abstract figures that give the impression of movement. Although unusual in Beattie’s visual language, this composition resembles a storyboard in which each segment contributes to an overall narrative.