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Cotswold Barn by Laurence Roche

Cotswold Barn by Laurence Roche
Accession Code: wu0383w
Title: Cotswold Barn
Date completed:
Medium: Drawing
Material: Gouache
Location Name: Cryfield Old Farmhouse
Location Description:

In Cotswold Barn, Laurence Roche evokes a cold, isolated and uninhabited environment. He uses a palette of black and white paint which is applied in various ways: the sky is rendered as a flat, even paint layer, the foreground with a speckled paint effect. This creates a two-dimensional composition, in which the barn appears rather like a cut-out. This stylised approach adds to the unnatural, lifeless feel of this image whilst evoking an atmosphere of mystery.