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Charles Conder Swanage circa 1901

Charles Conder is fast becoming a favourite of mine at the moment.

This painting or to be more accurate oil sketch is of Swanage Coastguard station.

He painted this during a stay with his younger friend Augustus John.

They both used this trip to escape the pressure of living in London or Paris for inspiration and hard work

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Posted by on June 28, 2009 in Art Appreciation

 

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Charles Conder at Swanage


By the Sea
1906
Oil on Canvas

Though perhaps not a dramtic painting it can be viewed in the social context of its time and is really about a fashion statment than place.
Painted at Swanage, Dorset !901
The lady in her finery in white with the two figures behind in darker more somber clothing appear to be of a different class.

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Newquay,1906

'Newquay', Charles ConderCharles Conder (1868-1909)

(Newquay 1906)

Oil on canvas

National Museums Liverpool.Walker Gallery

From August to September 1906 Conder stayed near Towan Beach Newquay.
a evocative image of the seaside again the interest in fahion can be observed.
Though a lovely painting I cannot let it pass but I feel the perspective is slightly out on this one as the people near us and do not really seem in proportion to the distant headland, along wit the curve of the prom.

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Posted by on June 24, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Fashionable People

Image: Charles Conder, A holiday at Mentone 1888

Charles Conder

A Holiday At Mentone
Art Gallery of south Australia, Adelaide

Another dip into the Australian Art world this time with a fashionable slant.

Melbourne was more fashionable and that was where there most balls and parties.

There was a phrase called ‘doing the block’ and this was a opportunity for the ladies and Gentlemen to show off their fine cloths and seen to be seen as it were.

This painting shows the lady reading intently but perhaps aware also of where she was .

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Posted by on June 23, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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