comes to you from famous Australian artist ...
Charles Meere (1890-1961) with his painting Australian Beach Pattern (1940)
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A little about Charles Meere
Meere was one of a group of Sydney artists who took a modern take on classical artistic traditions as a way of portraying national life in the period between the First and Second World Wars.
Born in London, Meere trained as a mural artist at the Royal College of Art, where he was influenced by the ideas of William Morris on craftmanship and the role of the designer. Moving to Australia, he worked as a commercial artist and as a cartographer and illustrator for newspapers.
His most famous work is Australian Beach Pattern which depicts a tableau of beach goers whose athletic perfection takes on monumental, heroic proportions. Meere created a crowded and complex composition through the pattern of figures, which appears as a still-life of suspended strength. This iconic painting encapsulates the myth of the healthy young nation symbolised by the tanned, god-like bodies of the sunbathers.
I love what the Creative Team have come up with this month. Here are the our first four inspiration pieces with more to follow later in the month.
Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight on February 28th, 2013. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card or off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
I'll be back shortly with our list of wonderful Guest Designers for the coming months.