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Title

Seated female nude

(circa 1957)


Artist

Godfrey Miller

Australia

20 Aug 1893 - 10 May 1964


About

Godfrey Miller studied in New Zealand, Melbourne and London, and was an influential teacher at the East Sydney Technical College from the 1940s until his death in 1964. His lattice-like paintings – comprising small geometric divisions and a restricted palette – express his enduring interest in spiritual and scientific systems, from cosmology to anthroposophy. Godfrey Miller drew the figure from life continuously with an increasing tendency towards the radical distillation of form. The figure drawings emphasise gravity, structure, rhythm and balance.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Other Title

Seated female nude (leaning on a chair back)


Date

(circa 1957)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

38.1 x 28.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. pencil "GM". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9380


Artist information

Godfrey Miller

Works in the collection

50


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Elizabeth Cross, Look, 'On drawing', pg. 22-27, Sydney, Aug 2005, 22 (colour illus.), 23, 25.

Sasha Grishin, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roger Kemp / Godfrey Miller', pg. 104-115, Sydney, 2002, 113 (colour illus.), 145.

Hendrik Kolenberg, The portrait and the nude: Australian drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 56

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 89 (illus.). cat.no. 81

Macquarie Galleries, (Godfrey Miller), Sydney, 1957. cat.no. 12