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Title

The Yarra at Warrandyte

1931

Artist

Eveline Syme

Australia

1888 - 06 Jun 1961

  • Details

    Date
    1931
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour linocut on paper
    Edition
    13/25
    Dimensions
    21.9 x 15.4 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.below image, pencil "EW Syme 1931".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Collection Benefactors' Program 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    1.2017
    Copyright
    © Estate of Eveline Syme

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  • About

    Eveline Syme was born in England and grew up in Melbourne. She studied art in Paris in the early 1920s, including at Andre Lhote’s school in Montparnasse, where she learnt the principles of cubism and began making colour linocuts in 1927, taught by her friend and contemporary Ethel Spowers. She enrolled at Claude Flight’s Grosvenor School in London after reading his publication 'Lino-cuts' (1927), of which she later wrote:

    "Here was something new and different … I had seen nothing more vital and essentially ‘modern’ in the best sense of the word than the reproductions shown".

    This image shows the influence of Japanese woodblock prints, in its compositional flatness and high viewpoint. Arthur Streeton, reviewing an exhibtion that indluded this work, said of it: “Eveline Syme shows a charmingly cool harmony of colour …’The Yarra at Warrandyte’…” (The Argus, 5 April 1932, pg.9).

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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