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Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces Publication


Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces was written by Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings & Sculpture at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Dorrit Black is the last major Australian modernist to be the subject of a monograph. Her importance to Australian art had not been revised for thirty-five years, until this book repositioned her as a figure of great significance in the development of Australian modernism. The book places Black at the forefront of bringing to Australia the revolutionary movement of cubism when she returned to Sydney from Europe in late 1929.

The book illustrates in colour a selection of her paintings, linocut prints, drawings, watercolours and textiles, the subjects of which include portraiture, still life and landscape. The essays are broadly chronological and cover several major themes: Black's formative European period (1927-29), her second Sydney period (1930-33) and her Adelaide period (1935-51).


Author: Tracey Lock
Published: 2017
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 31.1 x 25.3 x 2.4 cm