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Title

Translucent

(circa 1951)

Artist

Margo Lewers

Australia

23 Apr 1908 - 20 Feb 1978

  • Details

    Date
    (circa 1951)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on hardboard
    Dimensions
    40.6 x 66.0 cm board; 56.0 x 81.2 x 2.4 cm frame :

    sight, 39.7 x 64.7 cm, SIGHT DIMENSION

    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, incised "MARGO LEWERS". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1954
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9059
    Copyright
    © Estate of the artist

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    Margo Lewers

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  • About

    'Translucent' demonstrates Margo Lewers’ sophisticated use of colour and her commitment to geometric abstraction. It highlights her preoccupation with light, particularly as a means of exploring issues of depth and spatial ambiguities. These concerns led her, around 1971, to create a series of brilliantly coloured plexiglass sculptures which explored the reflections of movement, colour, form and shadow, induced by light.

    Lewers studied in London in 1934, where she was influenced by leading abstract artists including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson. Upon her return to Sydney she became active, with sculptor-husband Gerald Lewers, in the Sydney branch of the Contemporary Art Society of Australia, which was committed to the propagation of modernist ideas.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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