The Rider (Beaumaris)

Clarice Beckett

Clarice Beckett The Rider (Beaumaris)
The Rider (Beaumaris) by Clarice Beckett

Details

Artist
Clarice Beckett
Title
The Rider (Beaumaris)
Year
c.1927
Medium
oil on board
Size
24.5 x 34.5 cm

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Provenance

Hilda Mangan

private collection, Melbourne

Exhibited

Clarice Beckett Retrospective, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, 1979

Clarice Beckett: Black Rock and Environs, Black Rock House, Melbourne, 1982

Clarice Beckett, Martin Brown Fine Art, 2002, cat. no. 6

Innovative Australian Women, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 2020

Further Information

Beckett’s unique vision, borne from Meldrum tonalism, captures in intimate and realistic detail the sights she painted en plein air, particularly around the bayside suburbs of her home in Beaumaris. Her subjects are specific yet universal - the coast; the road; treed landscapes - and always atmospheric, often capturing the hazy, ethereal time of dawn or dusk, sunrise or sunset. Her loose and spare brushstrokes bring to life a moment, in pared back, suggestive shapes, which retain their essential meaning – here, the solitary rider along the beachside track, evocative against the broad horizontal tonal bands of muted colour.

 

With thanks to Ros Hollinrake for her assistance with cataloguing this artwork.