Desert II

Barbara BRASH
Australian 1925–1998

Desert II 1982      
colour screenprint; edition of 10     
Geelong Gallery
Gift of Moira Eckel through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2017
© the estate of the artist

Desert II demonstrates Brash’s awareness and curiosity in hard edge painting, a style of abstraction that emerged during in the 1960s characterised by precise edges and a conscious flattening of the picture plane. With a restraint rarely seen throughout her practice to date, Brash reduces this desertscape to a palette of three colours, rendering its atmosphere with an almost silent clarity.

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