At the centre of Australia’s cultural life, Mirka Mora was a creative through and through. Charismatic, intuitive and infinitely imaginative, she embodied her art, leaving an inimitable legacy in her wake.
In this early 1960s work, Mora revels in one of her most recognisable motifs - angels. Big-eyed and soft-bodied, these angels bear influences from fairy tales through to folk art, Comédies Italiennes and the artist’s own life. They prick at Mora’s inner world where the imagined and real dance in idiosyncratic harmony. As once innocent and knowing, joyful and sad these angels are like their maker - wonderfully contrarian.
A treasure for collectors of modern art, fans of Mora and her legacy or just the angel on your shoulder, this early work promises a dash of joie de vivre. As zesty as she was iconic, pay tribute to the ebullient Mora with ‘The Angel’s Embrace’.
Mirka MORA (1928 - 2018)
'The Angel's Embrace' 1961
mixed media on paper
Image Size: 52 x 34 cm
Dimensions: 52 x 34 cm
Signed: Signed and dated lower right, partially concealed: Mirka/ 61.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
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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