Figures in a Garden by Eileen Agar


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Figures in a Garden by Eileen Agar Figures in a Garden by Eileen Agar

Title: Figures in a Garden

Artist: Eileen Agar (1899 – 1991)

Nationality: British

Completion Date: 1979

Style: Surrealism

Genre: Figurative Painting

Media: Acrylic on Canvas

Location: Tate Gallery, London

Figures in a Garden was originally exhibited under the title October and later, after some additions were made to the canvas, The Dark Wood. It shows two figures dressed in elaborately decorated masquerade costumes. They stand against a dark leafy background and their brightly coloured bodies are fragmented as though caught in the shadows.

Agar had studied art at the Slade School in London before moving to Paris, where she was befriended by the artists Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Henry Moore (1898-1986), Man Ray (1890-1976), the novelist Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) and the poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Two years later she returned to London and was hailed as an important figure by the new Surrealist movement…

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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