Robert JUNIPER | Drying sails

Australia 1929
England 1936-49

Drying sails 1956-57
oil on composition board
65.0 (h) x 178.0 (w) cm
Purchased 2009
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2009.53

Robert Juniper’s Drying sails 1956-57 is an early and dynamic modern work based on photographs and memories from Juniper’s travels in Western Europe in the early 1950s. Bright tonal blocks of colour, horizontal curves and truncated verticals reveal an abstracted a scene. The workers in a Spanish port are each absorbed in the process of hanging their sails to dry.

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