Monday, October 15, 2012

More Ralph Chubb Paintings

The Well. 1920. The Hepworth, Wakefield
About a year ago I discovered that the brilliant Your Paintings website run by the BBC had a selection of paintings online by Ralph Chubb, images that you would never likely have seen reproduced in any other format. I revisited it today and discovered that another five paintings have been added to Chubb's cache on the site and some of them are here.

The stunning piece above is simply titled, 'The Well', and is huge, it measures almost 6' x 4.5'. I'm sure someone with a more complete knowledge of Chubb's personal mythology, which was highly developed and present in all of his print work, would be able to begin to unpack some of the imagery in here much better than I could. The other images are also a delight and the two from The Potteries (below) show him to be a fairly accomplished landscape painter and are certainly suggestive of his hankering for a pre-WW1 Elysian idyll, as is often dreamt of in his poetry.

Reclining Nude in a Field. Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
The Red Farm. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

The Country Lane. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Really breathtaking, especially The Well. I hadn't realized he'd made artwork that ambitious so early. Thanks again Callum.

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