The Striking Clock
Original painting by Alan Harris, British artist,The Striking Clock is a painting by Alan Harris featuring the great Big Ben. Standing tall and proud at the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben serves as one of London’s most beloved and iconic landmarks.The gothic-styled tower standing 315 feet (96 m) high holds a four-faced clock and was built in 1858 at the far end of the Parliament. The clock featured on the tower is renowned for its precision and accuracy. Upon its completion, the clock was known around the world as both the largest and most accurate four-faced clock on the planet. Each clock face is truly a glasswork masterpiece, made up of 312 opal glass shards. Built in honour of Queen Victoria, the clock still rings every fifteen minutes, and the sound can be heard for a radius of up to 5 miles, keeping Londoners punctual to this day!In this large-format work, his mode of painting continued to be shaped by modern dynamism in his rapid use of brushstrokes and his determination to capture momentary effects of light in the stormy skies.This painting, gives a personal touch to your spaces, creating a personal and intimate environment, coziness, and comfort to your home.Powerful and evocative this painting can be a wonderful, stunning centre piece to any home.Size 24" x 24"Overall size with frame 32" x 32"This artwork is sold framedAlan Harris works with a variety of mediums and subjects, oils, watercolours, pastel, mixed media, and sculptures.Some comments on Alan's work:"There is something about viewing Alan's painting, that has a peaceful, calm, force about it. It slows the senses, so the dreams that come will hold our ability to drift off into that peacefulness!!""Turner is one of my favourite artists, you capture light and atmosphere in the same way he did, absolutely wonderful, a total joy to look at your work,.."
W 82.00 cm x H 82.00 cm
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About the Artist
" My work is my life, each piece is like a diary of my emotions and feelings on my journey through time. " Born in 1950s London, Alan has always had a flair for being creative. He attended Strand Grammar where, like most schools of the time, academic discipline was paramount. “My intere...
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I bought this as a present for my wife. I loved subject, the colors. A ‘feel good’ paintingSubmitted by Stephen Grayston 24/06/2021