John Perceval 'Reclining Nude'

Regular price $6,000.00

Among Australia's most celebrated artists, John Perceval came of artistic age as part of the Angry Penguins. Credited with irreversibly changing the course of Australian art, this group, which also included Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd reconfigured bodies, landscapes and life in Australia. In his role, Perceval offered breathtaking originality, liveliness and spontaneity. In a flurry of lines, his work - sometimes charming, sometimes disconcerting, engrosses the viewer.

In ‘Reclining Nude’, Perceval showcases his mastery over texture. Comprised of white rings against a rose background, this nude is indicative of the artist’s individuality. Striking harmony between grotesque and sumptuous, this Jolie Laide (a French term meaning ugly-beautiful) image is more  a work of feeling than likeness. 'Reclining Nude' represents an outstanding opportunity to add an original oil painting to your collection of Australian modern art.

John PERCEVAL (1923 - 2000)
'Reclining Nude' 1969
pencil on paper
Image Size: 35 x 45 cm
Dimensions: 45 x 55 x 4 cm
Signed: signed Perceval lower right and verso.
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.
© John Perceval / Copyright Agency 2019

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