An image of Translucent

Margo Lewers

(Australia 23 Apr 1908 – 20 Feb 1978)

Translucent

Location
Not on display
Further information

'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.

Year
(circa 1951)
Media
Painting
Medium
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
Accession number
9059
Copyright
© Estate of the artist