An image of Music

Dorrit Black

(Australia 23 Dec 1891 – 13 Sep 1951)

Music

Location
Not on display
Further information

Inspired by a jazz night at the Dominion Arts Club, London, Black has placed dancing figures and pianist amidst a dynamic, zigzagging pattern of lines and earthy colour to evoke the lively beat of the ‘new’ music. 'Music' is one of Black’s earliest prints, made while studying at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art under Claude Flight. It was shown at the first exhibition of linocuts to be held at London’s Redfern Gallery in 1929.

Year
(1927)
Media
Print
Medium
colour linocut, printed in colour from five blocks on thin cream laid tissue
Dimensions
24.1 x 21.3 cm image; 31.1 x 24.6 cm sheet;
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner within image, pencil "D.B". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1976
Accession number
217.1976