Anne Hall was part of the Heide circle, of which Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan and Hall’s husband, John Perceval were also members. Like them, she pursued a Figurative Expressionist style, smudging objective and subjective truths. In a way unique to her however, Hall cuts to the nucleus of her subject, laying baying their soul. In ‘Born from the Earth’, Hall presents a figure matted against her backdrop. Painted in greens, pinks, browns and golds, she is at one with the earth – a ghost resurrected from the landscape. As always, Hall turns away from likeness to examine her subject’s emotional reality.
Like Joy Hester and Mirka Mora, Hall forged a compelling female voice in an otherwise male dominated space. That her career was at times overshadowed by her marriage is a testament to Modernism’s issues with gender parity. Now, collected by The National Gallery of Australia, the Ian Potter Museum and Geelong Gallery, her absence is being redressed. For collectors of Modernist Australian art and those searching for a unique insight into the Antipodean movement, Hall is a vital find.
Anne Marie HALL (1945 - )
'Born from the Earth'
oil on canvas
Image Size: 61 x 30 cm
Dimensions: 65 x 35 x 3 cm
Signed: Anne Hall
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image as excellent. Frame is a little worse for wear. There is no disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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