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 ‘Untitled (Desert Vespers)’, Hall presents a cluster of figures in a black landscape. They are keenly watching something we cannot see: a miracle, arrival or perhaps a departure? Concerned with emotional realities, Hall’s abstracted setting could be a landscape in her mind: a place crowds gather to gawk.
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 - )
'Untitled (Desert Vespers)'
gouache and pastel on paper
Image Size: 38 x 56 cm
Dimensions: 38 x 56 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Good: Describes the average used work of art where the image is in Fine condition. The margin may need to be framed out due to markings, corner wear, dog ear, small tears or if framed, the frame may have minor damage.
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