Anne Hall’s ‘Self Portrait’ is an expressive vision of the self. It calls on figurative expressionism, an artistic movement connected to the Heide Circle, who also included artists Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and Hall’s former husband, John Perceval.
The paint is smeared, feathered, cut, thickly and thinly applied. Hall creates a sense of urgency and emotional acuity, a rawness that is characteristic of her practice.
Like Joy Hester and Mirka Mora, Hall forged a compelling female voice in an otherwise male dominated space. That her career was at times overshadowed by her marriage is a testament to the era’s issues with gender parity. Now, collected by The National Gallery of Australia, the Ian Potter Museum and Geelong Gallery, her absence is being redressed.
Anne HALL (1945 - )
'Self Portrait' 1966
oil on board
Image Size: 60 x 50 cm
Dimensions: 65 x 55 x 3 cm
Signed: Signed lower left 'AH 66'
Comes with Letter of Provenance
© The Artist or Assignee