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Title

recto: (Female figure) verso: Margel

1946

Artist

Frank Hinder

Australia

26 Jun 1906 - 31 Dec 1992

  • Details

    Date
    1946
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, pastel on ivory wove paper
    Dimensions
    36.8 x 27.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.corner, pencil "FCH. 46"
    Signed and dated l.r. corner verso, pencil "Margel. Oct.46".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    216.2015
    Copyright
    © Estate of Frank Hinder

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    This double-sided drawing is a portrait of the artist's wife, Margel Hinder, and a figure study of a seated woman, most likely also Margel. Both drawings reveal Hinder’s adoption of salon cubist principles, in which his subjects were rendered using compositional principles derived from dynamic symmetry – that is, a method of composition in which mathematical principles were applied to natural form. Unlike some of his contemporaries who moved wholly into non-objective art (such as Grace Crowley), Hinder made both figurative and non-figurative works in tandem in the 1930s and 40s. Geometry, however, was a constant, in this case giving an observed form (that is, the figure) a unifying cohesiveness and order.

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