Kathleen O'CONNOR | In the studio

Kathleen O'CONNOR
Aotearoa New Zealand 1876 – Australia 1968
Australia 1891-1906, England and France 1906-48, with regular visits to Australia, Australia from 1948

In the studio c.1928
tempera on cardboard
Signed lower right, in oil "K L O'CONNOR". Not dated. Not titled.
71.8 (h) x 86.4 (w) cm
Purchased 2007
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2007.7

In the studio includes objects from the artist’s personal life scattered on the table. There is a sense of distortion in the way the space has been flattened and the tabletop is tilted in a modernist fashion. O’Connor focused on formal arrangement, and explored the possibilities of flat patterning and intense colours to construct her images.

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