Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Village Flower Show

The Village Flower Show.

Another early work of Gilbert Spencer is “The Village Flower Show” The painting is what I would term a mythical village, constructed out of the artist’s imagination.

There is one thing of note in the picture, that of the boy and girl that I remember well when the annual Cookham Flower Show was always held down in Mill Lane. There were show exhibition classes for boys and girls to show and name wild flowers and grasses. This fact was brought to the fore is this work. Again the Slade influence can be seen in the figures in the picture.

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