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Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September
© Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015

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Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September 1960

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  • Scottish Art
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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An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.



  • Acc. No. GMA 889
  • Medium Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard
  • Size 121.90 x 133.30 cm
  • Credit Purchased with funds given by an anonymous donor 1964