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Winds of the Cape (1948) - Tretchikoff Print

Winds of the Cape (1948) - Tretchikoff Print

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In this captivating artwork, the artist masterfully captures the elemental force of the Cape South-Easter, a powerful and relentless wind that sweeps across the region. This natural phenomenon is known for its unyielding strength, and it is vividly depicted in the painting as it bruises and breaks the beautiful wild arum lilies for which the Cape is so famous.

The composition tells a story of nature's raw power, the relentless battle between the elements and the delicate beauty of the arum lilies that grace the Cape's landscape. The artist's skill in portraying this clash is remarkable, as viewers can almost feel the gusts of wind and hear the rustle of the lilies in turmoil.

The choice to focus on the movement and strength of the subject is what makes this artwork truly exceptional. The arum lilies, typically admired for their elegant and serene presence, are transformed into a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity. They stand tall, their white blooms defying the forces of nature, even as the wind threatens to tear them from their roots. Beyond its visual impact, this artwork conveys a deeper message about the indomitable spirit of nature and its ability to withstand the harshest of challenges. It serves as a reminder of the delicate balance between beauty and force in the natural world, inviting viewers to contemplate the resilience and grace of the arum lilies in the face of elemental fury.


We offer 5 standard sizes for each artwork, either as unframed or framed prints (behind glass). 

The standard sizes reflect the dimensions of entire print.

For framed prints - the frame sits just outside of above mentioned dimensions. 


The manufacturing process is all done by hand, and to order, and takes us 5-10 working days. You will be notified as soon as the courier collects the order.

Thereafter, shipping time is usually 2-3 working days within South Africa and approximately 10-14 working days outside of South Africa.

Material & Colour

This fine art print is printed with Epson Ultra chrome Ink on 270gsm LFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured Silk Paper, and certified with our exclusive embossed trademark. Kindly note colours and tones viewed on your computer screen do not reflect the exact tone of the physical print.

Look out for Tretchikoff's Pigeon

A familiar figure in many of Tretchikoff’s works, the pigeon signified good fortune. Each one of our prints is certified with an embossed pigeon in its bottom right corner to ensure it is an authentic licensed print.

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