Edward Wadsworth The Beached Margin 1937

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Artist
Edward Wadsworth 1889–1949
Title
The Beached Margin
Date 1937
Medium Tempera on canvas on wood
Dimensions Support: 711 x 1016 mm
frame: 910 x 1215 x 85 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1938
Reference
N04935
Not on display

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With its unexpected juxtapositions and shifts in scale, and its precise tempera technique,
The Beached Margin is typical of Wadsworth’s still lifes. Although never a Surrealist, his paintings incorporated disconcerting imagery that related to the work of de Chirico. Widely travelled, Wadsworth was better informed than most British artists about developments in the Continental art world. In the early 1930s he joined Unit One, a group of artists and architects who were determined to bring Modernism into British culture.

April 2010

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