Anne Hall was part of the Heide circle, which included Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan and Hall’s husband John Perceval. Like them, she pursued a Figurative Expressionist style, smudging objective and subjective truths. In a way unique to her however, she cut to the nucleus of her subject, laying baying their soul.
In ‘Untitled (Figure in Stripes)’, Hall paints a young man. While the composition and figure’s expression recalls formal portraiture, there remains something at ill ease here. His shirt’s stripes read like gashes, bleeding from his neck. As always, in spite of polite company, Hall’s subject’s inner reality relentlessly seeps forth.
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. Secure this intriguing 1960s oil on canvas before the moment passes.
Anne Marie HALL (1945 - )
'Untitled (Figure in Stripes)' 1960s
oil on canvas
Image Size: 90 x 60 cm
Dimensions: 90 x 60 x 3 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
The painting is in overall good condition however there is some texture of the stretcher coming through the paint surface in the upper left and right corners. Please inspect photograph to discern.
Availability: in stock
Condition:Fair: Work of art that is in tact but requires restoration, re-framing or some repair.
© The Artist or Assignee
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