Displays From The State Art Collection
Your Collection 1920 - 1960; Many Modernisms
Colour rhythm c1928
mixed media on cardboard
78.5 x 98.0 cm
95.0 x 114.7 cm (framed)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased with funds from the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 1995
© Kathleen O'Connor c1928
Your Collection 1920 – 1960 presents a rich array of Australian and international works from the modern period after World War I. Many of the paintings, sculptures, works on paper and design by artists such as Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Peter Lanyon, Stanley Spencer, Ian Fairweather, Albert Tucker, Winifred Nicholson, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith represent cornerstones of the State Art Collection. This display draws attention to the complexity and diversity of artistic movements in a rapidly changing world of political turmoil that eventually emerged from two major conflicts. It signals that modern art was not a single entity, but a cluster of diverse and often competing ways of looking at, and thinking about, the world.
Kids are you feeling creative?
Charles-Edouard le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand
- Your Collection 1800 – 1920; Here and There
- Your Collection 1960 – 1980; Anything Goes
- Your Collection 1980 – today; Expanding Fields
Last reviewed 11 April 2012