In this weeks edition of Hidden Gems, Liss Llewellyn are delighted to unveil Time & Place. Certain artworks possess the ability to transport the viewer. In some cases this can be a temporal experience, where the observer is ferried to an altogether different, bygone era. This may be seen in Tirzah Garwoods (1908-1951) Bakers Shop, with its adverts for Darens brown bread, and Hovis cart parked outside. So too in Audrey Webers (1898-1981) The Number 9 Bus, with the bus conductor on duty at the rear of his double-decker, surrounded by old-fashioned roadsters.
Other works in this selection evoke a very specific moment in history, such as Charles Mahoneys (1903-1968) wartime Observation Post, or Claude Francis Barrys (1883-1970) Victoire Feux dArtifices Moscow, as the spectacular fireworks display rendered in the artists signature, Pointillist style signals the VE Day celebrations on the 9th May, 1945.
Conversely, there are also pictures which seem to withstand the tick of time, and feel as fresh and contemporary as the day in which they were painted. This could be said of Gilbert Spencers (1892-1979) leafy Hampstead landscape, The Balcony, and elsewhere in Mahoney and Percy Hortons (1897-1970) sleepy views of their homes in Wrotham and Dulwich Village, respectively.