Edward Wadsworth


Mediums: gouache, graphite, paper.
Location: The Tate Modern Gallery, London (the UK).

One of the very few preserved early works of Wadsworth, when he studied the ideas of depicting form and space, proposed by Paul Cezanne and French Cubists. The artist completed a painting that can be related to the pastoral landscape in a forest near Lewis in Sussex. Using geometric planes, he outlined a glade illuminated by the sun, showed a play of shadows under the trees. Following the methods of French innovators, the landscape painter cut objects as if they did not fit into the picture. Subsequently, marine and urban subjects dominated his art.