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 (Golden Locks)’, Hall presents a woman with golden hair. Her face is obscured, a mass of brown and black bejeweled with two watchful eyes. A canny juxtaposition is set up between high femininity (the golden hair) and brutality. Like Rapunzel, this woman is trapped, a complex figure ensnared by her own beauty.
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 (Golden Locks)' 1960s
oil on canvas
Image Size: 60 x 60 cm
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 3 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee
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