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 young woman. In a palette of oranges and blues, this woman gazes upward – at once wistful and withdrawn. Rather than likeness, Hall is interested in the inner reality of her subjects, their desires, dreams and regrets. On the precipice of maturity, this young woman is caught between her past and future.
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 (Woman in Oranges)' c.1960s
mixed media on paper
Image Size: 38 x 28 cm
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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