COASTAL BEAUTY

The Coastal Beauty exhibition contains and displays a collection of coastal themed artwork from a wide array of artists. These artworks have been selected because of the unique representations of the coastal aspects with each artwork telling of a different way to view this particular environment. This exhibition begins with peaceful artworks which establishes a calm, peaceful environment free of conflict and leaves the viewer with a sense of tranquillity.  Seascape (1933) and Boats Arriving (ca. 1910-1920) clearly depicts this sense of peacefulness. This has been achieved in the exhibition through the colours and similar tones used to extend this relaxing viewing sense. This is also used across the other artworks in the gallery to bring out that same feeling and experience. The exhibition transitions to more artworks with a heavier cultural context and meaning. The artwork On The Beach (1868) depicts women enjoying activities while bringing out the peacefulness of the coastal environment. This common sub-theme is evidently portrayed in Summer Evening on Skagen’s Beach. Anna Ancher and Marie Kroyer walking together (1893). This subjective artwork reflects new emotions amongst the characters walking on the coastal beach as they share their own life experiences.  In contrast to the peaceful artwork the Wreck of a Frigate on the Southern Coast of Spain (1863) depicts unforgiving and harsh side of the coastal environment. This particular piece shows there is more than just one way to view the coastline. It can trigger darker emotions of death, hopelessness because of many different personalities the coastal area is capable of producing. Accompanying Audio Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzvViCrZNpUv 

Seascape (1933) is categorized as part of a structural frame. The colour composition of the light and dark blues and browns are highlighted by the multiple contrasting textures, array of shapes and multiple tones to create a coastal atmosphere. The paint used to create this work brings out a smooth texture across the entire piece reflecting the peaceful state of the coastal region.
Summer evening on Skagen's Beach. Anna Ancher and Marie Kroyer walking together (1893), can be classified as a subjective frame. This coastal scene suggests a peaceful expression of a deep friendship shared on the coastline. The sharing of emotions born from their own life-experiences comes together here. It is without any judgements or declarations against each other. Their own individual opinions are respected.
On the Beach (1868) is classified as part of the cultural frame.The tradition of European women going to the beach in the summer holidays is lived out here in this time-frame of the 1800s. This also symbolized a milestone in the evolution of swimsuits slowly starting to reveal more of women. As swimsuits started to evolve from resembling regular clothing to something entirely different of society's expectations. At that time it expanded their own culture into covering their women with less clothing and creating a new outlook towards them.
This particular sculpture can be classified as Post-Modern frame. With it's appropriation by the use of its multiple man-made materials including rope, twine and fabric. It still also makes use of the main artists's tools including pencils and paint. The installation of this work is represented through it's 3D shape. The piece shows no authenticity of the coastline and can be viewed as a parody.
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