An image of Swings

Ethel Spowers

(Australia 1890 – 1947)

Swings

Location
Not on display
Further information

Children were a favourite subject for Spowers, but her approach here reflects a new interest in being modern, following studies at the Grosvenor School in London under Claude Flight. She was encouraged to choose lively, contemporary subjects and create images in which the forms were simplified and abstracted. Colour was to be bright and 'flat' (unmodulated) in tones of equal value. On her return to Australia, she acted as Flight's agent – and with Dorrit Black and Eveline Syme, promoted his teachings and work through a number of exhibitions, mainly in Melbourne.

Year
1932
Media
Print
Medium
colour linocut, printed on thin ivory laid tissue
Dimensions
24.2 x 26.3 cm image; 29.4 x 30.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "E.L. Spowers. 1932".

Credit
Purchased 1976
Accession number
144.1976