Joan González
Girl with Black Gloves c.1905

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Joan González 1868–1908
Girl with Black Gloves
Jeune femme gantée de noir
Date c.1905
Medium Pastel on paper. Verso: pastel on paper
Dimensions Support: 483 x 168 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mme Roberta Gonzalez-Richard, the artist's niece 1972
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González used drawing as a primary way of exploring his ideas. These drawings, made over a six-year period, show how his abstract idiom was rooted in reality and, especially, in the figure. González concentrated on upright structures that, if translated into sculpture, would make use of the strength and balance available from welded iron. This group gives a sense of his inventiveness as he worked towards images with a high emotional charge.

August 2004

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