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In the summer of 1912 Gore went to stay in the new town of Letchworth. Here he painted some of the more avant-garde

landscapes

of his career, using stylised forms and vivid colours.

The Cinder Path shows a place on the outskirts of Letchworth. Gore’s perspective

means that the path, which is made of industrial waste, recedes vertically into the middle-distance, and the fields and hedges are arranged around it. This was one of the few British pictures exhibited in the influential Second Post-Impressionist

Exhibition organised by Roger Fry in the winter of 1912.

May 2011