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Henrietta Dubrey

Cornish Blue, 2021

Oil on canvas
55 x 44 cms


*Currently on location at Host St. Ives. Please contact us for details of how to view and purchase.

This celebration of colour is complex and multi-layered. Most obviously, it is a tribute to the blue of sea and sky, the curved field of colour suggesting a harbour, with a stylised shape at the base of the canvas evoking a sailing dinghy. The suggestion of stripes, both the dark vertical bar to the left and the pale horizontal bar to the bottom of the canvas are evocative of Cornishware, a distinctive blue and white striped pottery specific to the region, while the name echoes that of a local cheese, famed for its rich, creamy sweetness. And the overwhelming, dazzling flat blue of the piece evokes the same feeling of joy and insignificance of standing on a hillside beneath a summer sky, staring into the endless, cloudless blue.

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On show in our Fore Street, St. Ives gallery

Provenance: From the artist's studio

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