Stanley Cursiter

The Regatta

About this artwork

This is one of seven paintings Cursiter produced in a style inspired by the Italian Futurists, whose work he had probably seen in London the previous year. In Cursiter's variant of Futurism, the forms are not overly fragmented and are therefore still recognisable. The impact of the picture is due primarily to the sails, which take up three quarters of the painting. For the sky, Cursiter has used dabs of different-coloured paint placed closely together, recalling post-impressionist techniques. Cursiter's flirtation with Futurism was brief, and by 1914 he had returned to a more traditional type of painting.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Regatta
  • date created:
    1913
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    50.40 x 60.80 cm (framed: 74.40 x 84.50 x 6.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • accession number:
    GMA 3034
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter