- Clarice Beckett
- Evening Return
- oil on canvas on cardboard
- 29 x 34.5 cm
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corporate collection, Melbourne
Clarice Beckett, The Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 5 - 17 February 1975, cat. no. 28
Beckett was renowned for her innovative compositions, her remarkable poetic lyricism and the dramatic intensity she was able to create. She was able to find ample subject matter for her distinctive paintings from the everyday world around her. This work shows her classic poetic lyricism and use of soft dissolving edges, a difficult technical feat employed to create atmosphere, is characteristic of her modernist style. Beckett's modernism lies in her minimalist aesthetic and her ability to arouse an emotional response with her images.