This painting was made at a time when Cassab was conciously experimenting with abstraction in an attempt to extend her work in new directions. She was actively encouraged in this by a number of artists she admired, especially Paul Haefliger. However, she never strayed from the fundamental basis of her work in nature; for Cassab, abstraction always came from the real world.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015
synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas
162.5 x 210.6 cm stretcher; 163.7 x 212.0 x 3.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, white synthetic polymer paint "cassab 1970".
Gift of the artist 1970
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian Collection Focus: Judy Cassab, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 May 2008–31 Aug 2008
Referenced in 1 publication
Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jul 1971, 608, 616 (illus.). Special Gifts