Woodcutter's Clearing, painting by Charles Rolando
Woodcutter's Clearing, painting by Charles Rolando.
c.1890, oil on linen, 58.5 x 89.5cm. Gipplsand Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Gippsland Art Gallery Society, 1997.
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Woodcutter's Clearing, by Italian émigré artist Charles Rolando, is thought to be based on a Gippsland scene. Rolando’s style was a curious hybrid of the European-flavoured works of von Guérard, Chevalier and Buvelot of the 1860's and 70's, and the recent development of Impressionism, then in vogue among the younger generation of Roberts, Conder and Streeton. While essentially a studio-bound artist, practicing a fairly laboured and detailed style of painting, his works on occasion contained impressionistic flourishes.