Lot 338 - Robert Soden - Ivan, Roland, amongst the Tulips
Watercolour on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
An established landscape painter, Robert Soden’s interest in architecture and urban life began when he lived and worked in Rome in the early 1980s. He has spent much of the last twenty five years recording the changes to the City of Sunderland as it has undergone substantial redevelopment. He sees his work as a continuation of the topographical tradition of Girtin, Cotman and Turner. Soden focuses on the human element of architecture, describing where and how people carry out their lives, in prominent sites as well as less well-documented areas. Soden often uses weather and light as metaphors for the politics of change. The paintings are all made outside in front of the motif and as a result have the veracity of the lived experience.