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Harbour by Laurence Roche

Harbour by Laurence Roche
Accession Code: wu0354w
Title: Harbour
Date completed:
Medium: Drawing
Location Name: Senate House
Location Description: Wellbeing Support Services

In Harbour, Laurence Roche invites the viewer into his painting through the perspective he has used. The large rocks in the foreground appear so close to the viewer that s/he could almost reach out and touch them. The artist has used a variety of brush marks; flat even brushstrokes for the sky; sweeps of paint for the rocks in the foreground; squiggles for the rocks and sand in the distance and thin, black lines for the boat. It is a hot, summers day; the sun reflects off the rocks against a clear, blue sky.

There is a feeling of calm in the painting and the absence of human presence concentrates our attention on the stillness of the landscape.