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Janet Fish

Five tall glasses, afternoon, 1975

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Catalogue number: 20

oil on canvas

106.00 x 106.00

signed and dated ‘Janet Fish / 1975’ l.r.

Provenance:

Tolarno Galleries, 1975 (label verso)

Exhibited:

Janet Fish - Recent Paintings, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, August - September, 1975

Note:

The artist's New York gallery DC Moore, writes of Fish's work:
"Her paintings from the late 60's and early 70's, studies of transparent objects, begin a life-long preoccupation with the nature and substance of light. From the beginning, Fish focused on commonplace objects, insisting that her subject matter, glasses, fruits covered in supermarket cellophane, or liquid filled containers, was unimportant. For Fish the subject matter or story line, is of the least importance, for her meaning is determined by tone, gesture, color, light, and scale.”

The emergence of photo realism in Australia in the early 1970's was cautious. John Hopkins won the Georges Invitation Art Prize in 1972 with a characteristic nude that sent a ripple through the Melbourne art world. He was taken on by Georges Mora who made an impressive coup in following up his successful show with an exhibition of recent work by Janet Fish, an already noted international artist – from which ‘Five tall glasses, afternoon’, was acquired by the Smyths. It’s interesting to compare two artists who both remain under the broad scope of the term ‘photo realism’ but occupy a position well away from its “disinterested” centre: Hopkins in allowing an almost traditional interest in the nude; and Fish in focussing on a vigorous formalism – of “tone, gesture, color, light and scale.”

Fish's work is in the collections of numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

 

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The Pool – Hedemark

Mirka Mora

1976

ink and gouache on paper, 16.00 x 12.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - Mermaid)

Mirka Mora

stuffed toy, 54.00 x 34.00 x 12.00

SOLD

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(Untitled – Lovers – The Merboy, half boy half fish)

Mirka Mora

1972

pastel on paper, 37.00 x 27.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - Two Figures with a duck)

Mirka Mora

1967

charcoal on paper, 28.00 x 22.00

SOLD

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Happy 1978

Mirka Mora

1977

ink on paper, 18.00 x 12.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - Four figures with a lamb)

Mirka Mora

1984

gouache on paper, 37.00 x 26.00

SOLD

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Erotic Drawing No. 30 (And all for love and nothing for reward)

Mirka Mora

1973

charcoal, watercolour and transfers on paper, 55.00 x 75.00

SOLD

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L’Amour with Flowers

Mirka Mora

1974

oil on sized cotton stuffed with micronite beads, 46.00 x 58.00 x 10.00

SOLD

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(Lovers – Erotic Drawing)

Mirka Mora

1973

pen and ink on paper, 29.00 x 19.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - Two Figures with Serpents)

Mirka Mora

1967

charcoal on paper, 76.00 x 55.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - Figure with wing)

Mirka Mora

1966 - 1977

charcoal on paper, 76.00 x 55.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - blue plate)

Mirka Mora and Christopher Sanders

1970

painted ceramic, 25.00 x 25.00

SOLD

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(Le petit cochon de lait – lidded paté dish)

Mirka Mora and Christopher Sanders

1970

painted ceramic, 13.00 x 26.00

SOLD

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(Untitled – lidded casserole dish)

Mirka Mora and Christopher Sanders

1970

painted ceramic, 19.00 x 35.00

SOLD

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Untitled - brown platter

Mirka Mora and Michael J. Dillon

ceramic, 35.50 x 35.50

SOLD

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An angel is passing by

Mirka Mora

1967

charcoal on paper on 2 panels, 244.00 x 244.00

SOLD

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(Lovers)

Joy Hester

1948 - 1949

ink wash and watercolour on paper, 31.00 x 25.00

SOLD

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Untitled (Woman and Parrot - Sunday Reed)

Joy Hester

c. 1956

Chinese ink on paper, 55.00 x 38.00

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The Farm

John Olsen

1967

gouache and crayon on cardboard, 56.00 x 76.00

SOLD

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Five tall glasses, afternoon

Janet Fish

1975

oil on canvas, 106.00 x 106.00

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(Noumenon Series)

Alun Leach-Jones

c. 1967

screenprint on paper, edition 3/20, 51.00 x 51.00

SOLD

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Kitchen Maid

George Baldessin

1966

cast aluminium (wall sculpture), 68.50 x 68.50 x 51.00

SOLD

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Kitchen Maid

George Baldessin

1966

pencil and gouache on paper, 66.00 x 50.00

SOLD

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Triptych

Roger Kemp

1972

etchings on paper, A/P, 50.00 x 50.00

RESERVED

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Head

Jan Senbergs

c. 1966

enamel on board, 68.00 x 55.00

SOLD

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.