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Emmy Bridgwater (1906 - 1999)

Lot 92: Emmy Bridgwater (1906-1999)

Christie's

November 15, 2006
London, United Kingdom

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Description

The Fountain
signed 'Emmy Bridgwater' (lower left)
oil on board
24 x 29 in. (61 x 73.7 cm.)
Painted in 1945.

Artist or Maker

Emmy Bridgwater (1906-1999)

Exhibited

Finland, Retretti Art Centre, Surrealismi - Surrealism, May - September 1987, not numbered.

Provenance

with Blond Fine Art, London.

Notes

Emmy Bridgwater's spaces are symbolic of the primitive chaos which man carries in himself, deep down. The head which has sprouted here in a landscape in the making, looks both innocent and bewildered, growing like a plant with leaves, the sole inhabitant of a place of birth, but a dry, sterile place. Will the head become a fountain so that growth can be aided? The pictorial technique used here is akin to art brut, using areas of colour with little attention to details and to the finish, except emblematically.

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