Anne Hall 'Untitled (Fuchsia Face)'

Anne Hall 'Untitled (Fuchsia Face)'

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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 the objective and subjective. In a way particular to her however, Hall cut to the nucleus of her subject, bearing their soul in all its beauty and pain.

In this work, Hall presents a fuschia face. In a pool of purple, features emerge: a ruby slick of mouth, withdrawn red eyes and the outline of a wavering face. Rather than likeness, she presents her subject like something examined through a microscope – human, but not as we know it.

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 hankering after a unique insight into the Antipodean movement, Hall is a vital find.
 

Anne HALL (1945 - )
'Untitled (Fuchsia Face)' 1960s
mixed media on paper
Image Size: 32 x 23 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:fair
© The Artist or Assignee

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