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Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews
L'automne 2010 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 149

Sybil Andrews
CPE 1898 - 1992 Canadian

Flower Girls
linocut in 4 colours 1934
8 1/2 x 9 3/4 pouces  21.6 x 24.8cm

Private Collection, New York

Peter White, Sybil Andrews, Glenbow Museum, 1982, reproduced page 40 and page 56 full page colour
Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age, 1995, reproduced page 114, catalogue #SA 28

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Sybil Andrews, 1982, same image, catalogue #28

In Flower Girls, Sybil Andrews creates a sense of dynamic movement through the repeated angular shapes of the women ascending the steps. The figures have great vitality, and their rich colouration against the background adds to this impression. Andrews’s bold colour palette was directly influenced by the strong colours in Russian icons that she saw in an exhibition in 1929 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In Flower Girls, Andrews contrasts strong yellow and red tones in the lush bunches of flowers and baskets against the dark-toned, powerful figures. Economic conditions in the 1930s and the resulting social changes brought an acute awareness of the realities of the working class, which became a subject for art, with their energy and productiveness portrayed in an idealized manner. Andrews often depicted working people in her linocuts, and in this superb print, she imbues the flower sellers with strength, dignity and a sense of determination as they go about their daily activities.

This is an excellent impression on oriental laid paper.

Estimation: 18,000 $ ~ 22,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 29,250.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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