Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995. no catalogue numbers; not paginated. This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information. North, Ian, Black, Dorrit, 1891–1951 and Art Gallery of South Australia. For all Sales categories excluding Motor Cars and Motorcycles: Buyer's Premium Rates22% on the Hammer Price. She was a member of the South Australian Society of Arts and the Contemporary Art Society. ), 66, 152 (illus.). [10] The making of linocuts allowed Black to abstract her subjects by eliminating detail and emphasising structure.

Black’s print encapsulates the ecstasy of dance during the jazz age. linocut printed in brown ink on paper. ), 233, 549, 556. not AGNSW impression; plate no. Sasha Grishin, Australian art: a history, 'Dynamic modernism', pg.

1 1. [5] In 1928, she studied at André Lhote's Academy in Paris. corner within image, pencil "D.B". THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS. Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the machine age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor school, 'The Australians: Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme', pg. Music, Art Deco and works from the period (1980), S.H.

[9] Over the next few years, the Modern Art Centre became a "source of inspiration and opening to a wider vision" to artists such as Nancy Hall. She established the Modern Art Centre in Margaret Street, Sydney in 1931, the first gallery in Australia to devote itself to modernism. "[17] Her work was described by critic Ivor Francis as: deeply respected by the more informed section of Adelaide artists.

Dorrit Black 1891 – 1951. CRC Press, 2013. [12] The Art Gallery of South Australia purchased her work Mirmande (1928) in 1940.

[9], Black created most of her linocuts in the 1930s.

23.4, Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, 'Modern Australian Women', pg. 13 Sep 1951. The rising and falling black lines in Music have a compositional rhythm similar to Flight's own prints such as Swingboats, 1921, and Spring, 1926. and cookie policies for more information. It was also one of the first galleries in Australia to be established by a woman.

[2], Black's lino-prints were integral to her arts practice. entry). 228-239, Carlton, 2013, 232 (colour illus. 31; cat.no. Her body was cremated following a Unitarian service.[2]. It was painted in 1930, in Sydney. 19, Anna Waldmann, Project 39 - Women's Imprint, Sydney, 1982. no catalogue numbers; not paginated, Unknown (Editor), Sun, 'Art & linoleum cut out pictures with umbrella ribs', pg. ... Dorrit Black 1891 – 1951.

Accession no: 768G86. NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression. [1][2] In 1951, at the age of sixty, Black was killed in a car crash.

Dorrit Black was interested in creating an environment that would enable others to work in the new style. She worked mainly in water-colours in the late 1930s and then returned to working in oils. Dorrit Black … (€ 55,772) For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department. She attended the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts in about 1909, working in watercolors, and attended the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney in 1915, concentrating on working in oils.

- ), 199 (cat. ‘Music’ was created in 1928 by Dorrit Black in Cubism style. Music also reveals Black's interest in the School of Paris, and perhaps Matisse's masterpiece, Dance, 1910.' 'Music' is one of Black’s earliest prints, made while studying at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art under Claude Flight. As she grew older "the vitality of the natural world" became fundamental. 'Music' is one of Black’s earliest prints, made while studying at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art under Claude Flight. Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, Canberra, 2007, 205.

Denise Mimmocchi, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Making Sydney modern: the artistic shaping of the postwar city', pg. Naval funeral. 13-15, Sydney, Aug 2013, 14. ), 154 (colour illus. Cubism and Australian Art. inc. premium, I have read, understood and agree to Bonhams. It was shown at the first exhibition of linocuts to be held at London’s Redfern Gallery in 1929. colour linocut, printed from five blocks on thin cream laid tissue, 24.1 x 21.3 cm image; 31.1 x 24.6 cm sheet. This page was last edited on 11 October 2020, at 20:44. Dorrit Black Music 1927-1928 217.1976 Dorrit Black Naval funeral circa 1945 218.1976 Dorrit Black Nocturne, Wynyard Square 1932 219.1976 | Collection highlight Helen Topliss, Modernism and Feminism Australian Women Artists 1900-1940, Sydney, 1996, 142 (colour illus. It hosted small but significant exhibitions by artists who became important proponents of Australian modernism, including Roland Wakelin, Grace Crowley, Grace Cossington Smith, Ralph Balson and Rah Fizelle. 1927-28. colour linocut on paper. Deborah Edwards and Denise Mimmocchi, Look, 'Sydney Moderns', pg. colour linocut on thin oriental laid paper. Inspired by a jazz night at the Dominion Arts Club, London, Black has placed dancing figures and pianist amidst a dynamic, zigzagging pattern of lines and earthy colour to evoke the lively beat of the ‘new’ music.

author unknown. Women were trailblazers of Modernism in Australia,[18] and Black is recognised as "a prime force in educating Australians in the appreciation of modern art. She has so consistently been artistically cold-shouldered and ignored since her return here about 20 years ago that it is amazing how she maintained the courage to fight on against so much prejudice and misunderstanding.

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), 57, 121. c.1945.

Harding, Lesley, and Sue Cramer, eds.

Susannah Smith, Look, 'Women's work: their diverse and significant contribution to the modernist art scene', pg.

Black was influenced by Flight to use bold geometrical patterns and harmonious colour schemes. Accession no: 20142G7. She attended the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts in about 1909, working in watercolors, and attended the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney in 1915, concentrating on working in oils. [3], Dorrit Black was born in the Adelaide suburb of Burnside, the daughter of engineer and architect Alfred Barham Black and Jessie Howard Clark, an amateur artist and daughter of John Howard Clark, editor of the South Australian Register. privacy ), 145.


Dorrit Black was born in the Adelaide suburb of Burnside, the daughter of engineer and architect Alfred Barham Black and Jessie Howard Clark, an amateur artist and daughter of John Howard Clark, editor of the South Australian Register. She settled in Adelaide, South Australia, in the late 1930s with her ageing mother, and painted many landscapes of the Adelaide hills and the south coast. Read the latest visit information, including hours, 23 Dec 1891 GST at the current rate of 10% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). South Australian School of Arts and Crafts, "Black, Dorothea Foster (Dorrit) (1891–1951)", "Art Sets - 20th Century Australian Art : Cubism in Australia", Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces (2014 Exhibition in Adelaide), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dorrit_Black&oldid=983030887, Alumni of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art, Use Australian English from February 2014, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with TePapa identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Gaze, Delia, Mihajlovic, Maja and Shrimpton, Leanda.

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