Monday, June 22, 2009

Thomas Cooper Gotch - Alleluia


1896
oil on canvas
Tate Gallery
I don't know Gotch's work well enough to know if this is a larger version of this
(notice the slightly different spelling)
or the other way round.
After a visit to Florence (1891-2) his paintings were completely changed from those rather typical of the Newlyn School to very colourful, symbolic paintings often based around the theme of childhood, often featuring his daughter Phyllis and her friends.
He is considered one of the later Pre-Raphaelites for his style but inmany ways he is also a Symbolist.
There are a lot of his works here in Kettering:

4 comments:

ruthie said...

this is stunning

Hermes said...

Couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

I saw Thomas Cooper Gotch - Alleluia painting at the Tate Britain today, it is amazing. Seeing in person is fantastic.

Olga C

Hermes said...

Wow Olga - envy!