Frances Hodgkins

Pastorale

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.

Title
Pastorale
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1929-circa 1930
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
960 x 835 x 85 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/46/4
Other ID
FH0907 Frances Hodgkins Catalogue Raisonné Number, FH1930_044 Old Frances Hodgkins Number, 30:44 RW Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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