Saturday, November 21, 2009

David James - Brtish


Incoming Tide, Sunset St Ives, 1895







Simplicity is power. A minimal composition consisting of a single breaker forming a white crescent at the centre of the image. This simplicity of composition is combined, however, with intricate and convincing detail.

3 comments:

Anthony Davis said...

Beautiful!!

Simon Atack said...

I love the direct simplicity of this piece. Straight to the point of portraying a rising and breaking wave, but the detailing is exquisite and atmospherically subtle. A painting to enjoy every time one sees it.

jeronimus said...

Yes, simplicity can contain worlds of richness. One of my very favourite seascape painters.