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Title

Fantasy

(circa 1916-circa 1917)

Artist

Sydney Long

Australia, England

20 Aug 1871 – 23 Jan 1955

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Summer dance
    Place where the work was made
    London England
    Date
    (circa 1916-circa 1917)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    132.5 x 107.0 cm stretcher; 145.3 x 119.7 x 8.3 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, black oil "SYDNEY LONG.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased under the terms of the Florence Turner Blake Bequest 1971
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    50.1971
    Copyright
    © Estate of Sydney Long. Courtesy Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia

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    Sydney Long is the best-known proponent of Symbolist-inspired painting in Australia. Symbolism was an influential late 19th-century movement characterised by works expressing ideas, mood and dream states over material realities, and its artists often employed Art Nouveau’s sensuous arabesque forms as a means of expressing these metaphysical domains. 'Fantasy' uses the figure of Pan, the Greek mythological figure of a man with the hindquarters of a goat, alongside a group of dancing women in a stylised landscape with curving trees.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    London

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 8 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 12 publications

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