Beach Patterns

I’ve had a wonderful summer.

Lots of outdoor activity.

And in my wanderings, I remembered these two archetypal beach scenes.

So much physicality. So much manliness. A sporty, healthy, idealised and stylised outdoor scene from the 1940s.

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| Charles Meere, Australian Beach Pattern, 1940 |

Meer’s student and partner, Freda Robertshaw, goes on to create a more ladylike family beach scene.  At one with nature. Although exhibiting the motherly cautiousness toward an unknown sea.

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| Freda Robertshaw, Australian Beach Scene, 1940 |

Contemporary scenes aren’t quite as idealised but I was pleased to experience my first ever Surf Life Saving Carnival this summer.

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Julia Ritson

3 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Really enjoyed this thank you Julia

  2. marian

    Really enjoyed this, thank you Julia

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