Blue Afternoon, Aragon
Date made: 1884-1933
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: A minimalist and relatively abstract watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of an almost cloudless blue sky over fields and a distant group of trees on the hill-line. Unlike most of his watercolour sketches which are untitled and unidentified views of the Manx landscape, Knox identified this as 'Blue afternoon at Aragon'. Skyscapes, where the light and movement of cloud formations are the main focus of the painting were popular themes for Knox with the landscape or horizon only providing a narrow band at the base of the artwork. Knox's watercolour sketches can be seen as exercises in capturing the light and a single moment in time.
Measurements: overall: 41.275 x 54.61 cm
Materials: watercolour on paper
Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.