Sunrise over Burnt Field

1977

Rogers, Claude
A founder member of the Euston Road School of painting, Claude Rogers's aim was always to represent precisely what he saw. Rather than searching out his subjects, he painted objects and events from everyday life which appealed to him because of their shape and colour. As he explained, 'I like each painting to be a statement of clear shapes, forms that offer resistance to the eye.' The countryside around Somerton in Suffolk was a favourite subject for Rogers, who had stayed near there from soon after the Second World War and owned a house there from 1957. The artist painted the fields around the Old Rectory in different seasons, but he seemed particularly drawn to the harvest fields and burnt stubble. Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 76.5 x 102.5cm
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  • Material description: oil on canvas
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Soithbank Centre, London © Crispin Rogers
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 1878

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