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An image of Frightened by Joy Hester

Joy Hester

(Australia 21 Aug 1920 – 04 Dec 1960)

Title
Frightened
Year
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
Accession number
532.1993
Copyright
© Joy Hester. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

'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

Bibliography (4)

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, Newtown, Apr 2014, 10 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

Michelangelo to Matisse: Drawing the figure, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Nov 1999–27 Feb 2000