Simoon, painting by Lesley Dumbrell
Simoon, painting by Lesley Dumbrell.
1973, gouche and pencil on paper, 48 x 63cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Donated by Georges Australia Ltd, from the Georges Art Prize, 1974.
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In Simoon, Lesley Dumbrell places a series of blue lines over a series of yellow lines, which converge at the top centre of the image and at two points on the bottom. Both blue and yellow are set against a red background. While intensely formal and precise in design, the work conveys an equally intense sensation of blazing heat and motion. Dumbrell’s paintings are based on the experience of landscape forms and natural phenomena. While abstract, her works are never completely divorced from physical sensations experienced in the real world.