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Title

Frightened


Artist

Joy Hester

Australia

21 Aug 1920 - 04 Dec 1960


About

'Frightened' is a confronting, sombre work that explores extremes of human emotion and instinct. Joy Hester's intense and forceful drawings in brush and ink have a quality of intimacy that reveal her affinity and insight into the complexities of life, deeply felt and evocatively expressed in a considerable body of drawings and paintings.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

circa 1945


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

brush and black and red ink, wash on paper


Dimensions

31.9 x 20.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

532.1993


Artist information

Joy Hester

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Michele Helmrich, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, ''When Threads are Drawn Across a Nervous-Pattern. Joy Hester Man and tree', pg. 192-95, Brisbane, 1998, 192.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 75 (illus.). cat.no. 66

Terence Maloon and Peter Raissis (Editors), Michelangelo to Matisse: drawing the figure, Sydney, 1999. cat.no. 127

Anne Ryan, Look, 'Joy Hester: important addition to the Gallery collection', pg. 10-11, Sydney, Apr 2014, 10 (colour illus.).