Great and delicate sea

I have always liked to read other people’s travel notes. In recent years, I have paid special attention to travel articles about natural mountains and rivers; I read a photographer’s travel articles in the Arctic, Greenland, and Iceland two days ago, and I can’t help but think of the trip to the Arctic the year before. For the power of nature, only when you face it, can you deeply feel its greatness and delicacy. There are also many such descriptions in other people’s articles, music, and works of art. In addition to giving readers a sense of being there, good works can better sense the author’s inner fluctuations through the scenery, and self-contrast is the relationship between the creator and the author. The most valuable intersection of readers. There is one such piece in my art collection.

The more recent the works in my later years, the more filled with a calm but open lyrical feeling, which is a feeling I yearn for.

He is an English painter RICHARD EURICH, an artist born in the middle of England at the beginning of the 20th century, who has studied painting since childhood. At the age of 26, he had his first solo exhibition due to his outstanding painting talent. “Paint what you love and damn all fashions that come and go, be sure to paint what you love and don’t follow the trend.” He kept the advice from his teacher Christopher Wood all his life, and almost most of his paintings in his life were themes related to “ocean” , also echoing what he once said that Turner’s description of the sea is the spirit that Britain must continue. Living in the 20th century, having experienced World Wars 1 and 2 and participating in the WAAC British War Artists Union, his description of the Battle of Dunkirk brought his creations to the attention of the whole of the UK. When I was young, I described the ocean as vast and majestic, with all kinds of warships sailing gracefully. As I get older, the description of the ocean has changed a lot after the war. If it is not describing the ever-changing ocean, it is He painted the state of port towns along the sea, and he never tire of describing them all his life. Perhaps becoming famous earlier made him spend more time returning to practice in ordinary life.

This “Flood” in my collection looks at the port when nature is changing from the perspective of the ocean; it describes the author’s memory of the flood in Europe in 1953. This disaster gave the artist a different perspective to write the ocean. The ocean is no longer a conquered nature, but an object of awe of coexistence. He painted this work for nearly two years: the port before the storm, the dark clouds and the turbulent port, the various crowds at the port, the large ships, small boats and warships, and emergency helicopters pouring into the port. And so on, facing various states when disaster comes. This is a work that carefully describes the storyline from multiple perspectives, which is also the most obvious mark of the artist: in addition to carefully drawing the dark and bright tides presented by the dramatic changes in nature such as ocean ripples and colors, In the painting, the postures of the hundreds of people watching the flood are also drawn in detail, so carefully that you can see the various reactions of panic or curiosity in the crowd for a moment. EURICH likes to use a macro vision and a detailed narrative description to complete his works, which other artists do not have. I think this is the best way to describe the natural world: grand and delicate.

Reading some works of art is a general feeling, while others are like chapter-return novels, inch by inch, as the stories are presented one by one, and finally a thrilling story is completed. RICHARD EURICH has such a small number of artists. some energy. I was fortunate to collect this work; before collecting it, I collected information from various parties and read a lot of his works archives. For this shy and introverted artist, he spent his life slowly describing the only theme in his heart, “Ocean”. , was moved. When I searched for his works on the Internet one by one, I saw that the artist’s works in his later years are full of calm but open lyrical feelings, which is a feeling I yearn for.