For those familiar with the image and title of this work, the subject needs no further introduction. This painting depicts a private hall in Lancashire celebrated for its history and individual character.
The painting employs many different techniques in acrylics but for the artist however, this painting had one particular goal: to question whether the mere physical aspect of the building rendered de novo, simply and two-dimensionally in paint, had an inherent quality, something that of its own regard was expressive of what the actual building represents.
The invitation therefore is to enjoy the painting and make of it what you will. For those unfamiliar with the subject, mark well your mental note of the initial emotional reaction to the work, however subtle or fleeting. On this you may then explore Google at leisure and come to your own conclusion.
Acrylic on canvas, 30x30cm
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