Saturday, 31 March 2012

 Winter Work, George Clausen (1883-84)
The Beanfield, Letchworth, Spencer Frederick Gore (1912)

Thirty years and twenty miles separate these two paintings of the Hertfordshire countryside (both on loan from the Tate) which I saw when I went to a fascinating exhibition yesterday at lovely Compton Verney.
How fast things were changing.

7 comments:

Sue said...

I'm ashamed to say I hav enever been to Compton Verney even though it is only in the next county.
I love the Clausen, love the detail, but Gore, wow, he was ahead of his time.

Cait O'Connor said...

I love the Clausen best. I haven't been to Compton Verney either.

mary said...

Oh, Sue, you'll have to go sometime. It's a really lovely place for an afternoon out, anyway, and they do put on some fascinating exhibitions. And they're just the right size. (I've been feeling a bit blockbuster-ed out lately!)

Clare said...

Oh I love that George Clausen painting!

Magic Bean said...

I started off falling head ove heels for the turnips but after looking at both for a while, now cannot choose between the two. Ax

Eggs on the Roof said...

I haven't been to Compton Verney either. I certainly will now. I know what you mean about the relief of seeing a smaller-scale exhibition - it looks wonderful

mary said...

Charlie, I shouldn't think it's too far from where you are? It's a lovely place to visit.

Clare, hello. And thank you for visiting.

Cait and Magic Bean, I'm always playing 'Which one would I take home with me?' It would be very hard to choose ... but I'd probably take the Gore if I got the chance! If only.