A5 (14.8 x 21 cm) single postcard featuring The Balustrade by Roderic O'Conor, part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
Born in Ireland, O’Conor spent his working life in France. Here, he depicts the view from the villa he rented in Cassis, on the French Riviera, during the summer of 1913.
The bright Mediterranean sunlight made the area popular with artists who were experimenting with vibrant colour and bold brushwork. O’Conor applied his paint sparingly, allowing the bare canvas to show through. The details of the landscape appear indistinct, as if seen through a mirage.
Roderic O'Conor (17 October 1860 – 18 March 1940) was an Irish painter who spent much of his later career in Paris and as part of the Pont-Aven movement. O'Conor's work demonstrates Impressionist and Post-Impressionist influence.