Life's a Beach

'Beach' (noun): an expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore which provides happiness and comfort to babes around the world. 

Rivera incorporates the use of warm colours throughout the portrait to convey a sense of harmony and comfort. The art deco work seems very symmetrical, evoking ideas of balance and relaxation.
Lettl created this Surrealist oil painting in order to form a connection between himself and his audience through humour and abstraction.
Meere's work incorporates classically-posed and heroic figures, but positions them in a novel – and outwardly incongruous – beach setting. THE work has achieved a quasi-iconic status in Australia, becoming one of the most popular paintings in the Art Gallery of NSW, and inspiring various other artists. It was among the quintessential Australian images chosen for the 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony Program and has been included in the major exhibition of Australian Art held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in late 2013.
Maurice Prendergast's Post-Impressionist painting is instantly recognisable for their vibrant curvilinear patterning and decorative quality. Prendergast chose pleasant and picturesque subjects for his compositions, like sunny beaches and lush parks. His early-career interest in watercolors gave way to a strong interest in oils, in which he rendered this work.
In this painting there are many abstract themes and symbols. The blue ocean symbolizes nature’s beauty. The children on the beach symbolize life and happiness, as the viewer can see he looks on their faces. The happiness of the children symbolizes how good of a time they are having, even though they will grow up soon. The children’s happiness, and enjoyment reinforces the theme of “Live life to the fullest.”
His style was influenced by Fauvism and his themes are very characteristic and indigenous. He made great contributions to the introduction of western styles in Korea. Also he made line drawings with an awl on packs of cigarettes.
Robertson's poster is characteristic of her works in its surprising pastiche of the familiar and the everyday with subversive elements. Robertson portrays a juxtaposition of Canberra beaches and a classic Australian vignette of surfers, lifesavers and families at the beach amongst the iconic monuments of the national capital.
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