Spanish Mission Church, SC

Burchfield_Spanish Mission_Camden.jpg

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Title

Spanish Mission Church, SC

Description

This watercolor sketch by Charles Burchfield was created during the artist’s brief period of military training in South Carolina during WWI. Though it does not embody Burchfield’s signature enigmatic blend of naturalism and surrealism, it does illustrate the compositional uses of rhythm and movement which are familiar aspects of Regionalist Art. As a matter of fact, it was the famous Regionalist American artist Edward Hopper who first brought Burchfield to national attention through an essay he wrote for Arts magazine in 1928. The Spanish mission church in this painting is Our Lady of Perpetual Help, built in 1914 in Camden, SC, where it remains in use.

Creator

Burchfield, Charles Ephraim

Source

2014.13.9

Date

1918

Coverage

American, 1893-1967

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Original Format

watercolor on paper

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