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Title

Wings of desire 2

1989

Artist

Jenny Watson

Australia

1951 -

Alternate image of Wings of desire 2 by Jenny Watson
Alternate image of Wings of desire 2 by Jenny Watson
  • Details

    Date
    1989
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil, Indian pigments, haberdashery on Belgian linen
    Dimensions
    295.0 x 184.0 x 2.0 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Henry Salkauskas Art (Purchase) Award 1992
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    233.1992
    Copyright
    © Jenny Watson

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  • About

    In her own words, Jenny Watson’s paintings are ‘urgent passionate spare necessary psychological simple’. The urgency comes from her desire to explore imagery drawn from interior demands, fears and fantasies and Watson paints in an
    expressive faux-naïve way to spin modern tales of the self.

    The title 'Wings of desire' refers to a 1987 Wim Wenders film about unseen angels above a divided city who are privy to human dramas. The film is an upbeat parable set in the soon-to-be unified Berlin, though in Watson’s painting the winged angel could be the artist herself, experiencing desire and yearning for experience like the angels in Wenders’s film, separated from human life.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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