About this artwork

Like all of Eardley’s landscapes and seascapes, this work was painted outdoors. Eardley liked to immerse herself in her subject, and in this work it appears as if the viewer is buried in the grass and looking upwards. The direct connection with the landscape is increased by the inclusion of real grass and seedheads with the paint. These were probably picked from where the artist’s easel was standing and they give the painting a varied texture, combining real and painted imagery. Eardley used collage in many of her later works to heighten their immediacy.

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  • title:
    Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September
  • accession number:
    GMA 889
  • artist:
    Joan EardleyEnglish (1921 - 1963)
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  • materials:
    Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard
  • date created:
    1960
  • measurements:
    121.90 x 133.30 cm (framed: 126.70 x 138.80 x 8.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased with funds given by an anonymous donor 1964
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016

Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley