(Australia 1951 – )
Wings of desire 2
- Not on display
- Further information
In her own words, Jenny Watson’s paintings are ‘urgent passionate spare necessary psychological simple’. The urgency comes from her desire to explore imagery drawn from interior demands, fears and fantasies and Watson paints in an
expressive faux-naïve way to spin modern tales of the self.
The title 'Wings of desire' refers to a 1987 Wim Wenders film about unseen angels above a divided city who are privy to human dramas. The film is an upbeat parable set in the soon-to-be unified Berlin, though in Watson’s painting the winged angel could be the artist herself, experiencing desire and yearning for experience like the angels in Wenders’s film, separated from human life.
- oil, Indian pigments, haberdashery on Belgian linen
- 295.0 x 184.0 x 2.0 cm stretcher
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Henry Salkauskas Art (Purchase) Award 1992
- Accession number
- © Jenny Watson