Under the River

Under the River

2015 England

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£6,000 gbp
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Rupert Muldoon

Egg tempera on gesso panel


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‘Under the River’ is painted as though looking down from a bridge into the depths, through the suspended layers in the water. The shrinking of distance is enhanced by the absence of a horizon line. Exploiting the reflective surface of water, allows one to mirror, invert, and disorientate - delivering the abstract image.

The subject of moving water and light

Both Turner and Constable worked along the River Avon, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Their paintings read in the naturalistic way, with a foreground and background. Working along the same stretch of river, Rupert deliberately moves closer-in towards the river bank, attracted by the danker, marginal places. He wants the works to produce an intimate moment, placing the viewer ‘within the scene’. In this way aiming for the painting to reach out to the viewer, creating immediacy, intimacy, motion, duration. Almost to have the water lapping at ones feet.

Rupert Muldoon trained as an architect and landscape designer. He has continually sketched and painted landscape, moving between the two disciplines of art and design. He is one of only a handful of English painters working in Egg Tempera.

Height 150.00 cm (59.06 inches)
Width 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Stock Code
Egg tempera
Timothy Langston

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