Sale 16385
Horizon | Post-War and Contemporary Art
Online 13 - 23 August 2018
Literature

Gertrude Abercrombie, exh. cat., New York, Karma, 2018, pp. 273 & 483 (illustrated).

Gertrude Abercrombie’s depiction of an alternative, dream-like reality is evocative of the Italian pittura metafisica (metaphysical painting) of artist's such as Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carrà. In discussing her surrealist imagery, she said, “It is always myself that I paint.” In the present lot, the lone figure in the landscape stands in profile, gazing out at the gloomy horizon. It can be assumed that the individual is Abercrombie herself, lending this piece to be a sort of psychic self-portrait. As such, this portrayal demonstrates the inner landscape of anxiety, fear and loneliness, which riddled much of her life.

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