A Crater in the Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong

A Crater in the Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong
Leonard Rosoman OBE RA
A Crater in the Naval Dockyard, Hong Kong

oil
54.6 x 74.9cm
IWM ART LD 5650

The crater in the dockside has exposed the wooden structure underneath, and the metal cables within the concrete. The effect is to create, appropriately, a tentacled sea creature from the destruction that contrasts with the calm restored order of the junk boats in the harbour. Rosoman travelled with British Pacific Fleet to Australia and from there visited Hong Kong, where the landscape and the post-liberation mood on the island greatly appealed to him.