Frances Hodgkins


Pastorale by Frances Hodgkins

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Hodgkins was familiar with the ideas behind Surrealism and Cubism from her many visits to France. While Cubism in its various forms experimented with the depiction of forms in space, Surrealism focused in part on a search for a language that gives form to an inner life that can only be evoked, never described. Hodgkins creates similar effects in Pastorale -the buildings loom above a stream, which also seems to rise upright, in an organic form.

Production date
circa 1929-circa 1930
oil on canvas
960 x 835 x 85 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
Other ID
FH0907 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1930_044 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 30:44 RW Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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