Saturday, May 1, 2010

Christpoher Pratt - Breakwater

Christpoher Pratt (1935-    ) - Breakwater (1976) 
Canada 30c Stamp issued 1982 
National Gallery of Canada

This modern work was depicted on a Canadian stamp only 6 years after the painting was completed.  The artist is known for depictions of the Newfoundland landscape where he lives. Maritime, architecture and roadside scenes are common in his works.

This painting has a very timeless quality to it - the scene could well be imaginary.  Although the colours of the landscape are appealing, the modern style buildings are drab, with very few redeeming features, despite the light clean lines on the horizon.

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