About this artwork

Like most of Eardley’s landscapes and seascapes, this work was painted outdoors. Eardley liked to immerse herself in her subject, and in this painting 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 seed-heads, stuck into the paint. Eardley used collage in a few of her later works to heighten their immediacy.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September
  • date created:
    1960
  • materials:
    Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard
  • measurements:
    121.90 x 133.30 cm; Framed: 126.70 x 138.80 x 8.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with funds given by an anonymous donor 1964
  • accession number:
    GMA 889
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  • subject:
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Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley