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Curving road under vibrant sky

Date made: c.1900-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: Archibald Knox (1864-1933) is internationally celebrated as a leading designer in the Art Nouveau movement. His intensely personal work as a watercolour artist is less well-known. He painted for himself and his paintings were rarely signed or sold. His watercolours capture the ever-changing nature of the Manx landscape, striving to capture the essence of form, colour and spirit of the Island. This atmospheric piece from the large collection of Knox watercolours held at the Manx Museum shows a track leading out of a quarry, with two whitewashed cottages in the distance surrounded by trees. The dramatic sky completes a fleeting moment captured by Knox forever.

The distinctive style of the painting and the use of blocks of colour is very similar to the style of artwork by the later Manx artist, Norman Sayle (1926-2007).

Measurements: unframed artwork: 44.5 cm x 58 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1959-0077

Subject tags : #artgalleryplace


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