Franciszka Themerson

Struggling Figures in a Landscape

1946

Not on display

Artist
Franciszka Themerson 1907–1988
Medium
Ink, gouache, wax and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 251 × 354 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2016
Reference
T14487

Display caption

This drawing belongs to a series of watercolours and gouaches begun in 1945. At the end of the Second World War, Franciszka Themerson had returned to making paintings. The series depicts townscapes, seashores and refugee figures. The bright colours are a new departure for the artist, but the subject matter continues to allude to the tragedies of the recent past.

Gallery label, October 2019

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