Painters Paintings Frances Hodgkins (1869 – 1947): Loveday and Ann: Two Women with a Basket of Flow…
Painters Work Frances Hodgkins (1869 – 1947): Loveday and Ann: Two Ladies with a Basket of Flowers, 1915, Oil paint on canvas, 67,3 × 67,Three cm, Tate, London
Frances Mary Hodgkins was a New Zealand painter mainly of panorama and nonetheless life, and for a brief interval was a designer of textiles. She was born and raised in New Zealand, however spent most of her working life in England. She is taken into account one among New Zealand’s most prestigious and influential painters, though it’s the work from her life in Europe, quite than her house nation, on which her popularity rests.
Through the First World Struggle, Hodgkins stayed in Saint Ives, England, the place the prevailing fashion was much more conventional – of the sort she had outgrown over the earlier decade. Her ‘Loveday and Ann: Two Ladies with a Basket of Flowers’ from 1915 offers a good suggestion of how ‘trendy’ she had change into, in its mixture of double portrait and floral nonetheless life.
In sometimes individualistic fashion, this portrait combines the mobility of watercolour with the depth of oil, showcasing the artist’s idiosyncratic drawing and quirky sense of color. The fashions had been the daughters of two native fishermen. (Tate)