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Switzerland in Winter (The Monk) (1913)


This picture, showing a small ski party in the foreground and an immense mountain looming behind, was painted whilst on holiday at Wengen in 1913. The cool colouring and starkness of the scene obviously appealed greatly to Lavery. The painting, which is almost abstract, reflects the influence of Japanese art, in its denial of 'normal' space, scale and chiaroscuro.