Jonathan Grant Galleries presents a collection of historic and contemporary artworks in its annual Winter Exhibition.
The collection features work by prominent New Zealand & British artists including; Sir Peter Siddell, Ray Ching, Piera McArthur, John Blackburn, Zarahn Southon, Steve Harris, Bruce Hunt, Liam Barr, Bruce Yardley & Paul Hedley.
A highlight of the exhibition is the 1924 painting of Auckland Harbour by renowned artists, musician and teacher Charles Blomfield. Blomfield is remembered chiefly for his paintings of New Zealand’s famous lost treasures, the Pink and White Terraces. He was an avid explorer and travelled all over New Zealand to paint and sketch the landscape.
Blomfield worked mainly in oils. His style remained within the boundaries of academic tradition but later became increasingly romantic as he developed an interest in portraying not only what appeared before him, but also the impact it had on him emotionally.
The appeal of these pieces lies not only in their immediately apparent aesthetic qualities, but also in the fact that they provide a very useful and interesting record of New Zealand’s natural and geographical history. As such, Blomfield’s works are represented in every major museum in New Zealand.
Auckland Harbour and Parnell from Grafton, 1924 is a superb example of Blomfield’s skill as an artist.
For more information about any of the works featured here please contact us.