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Elizabeth Rivers 19

A Second View

Paintings, Drawings and Wood Engravings

1st May - 30th June 2023

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Our Lady of the Apocalypse

Oil on canvas 32 x 48 inches
Rivers Studio stamp
Provenance: The artist’s studio;
Frances and Michael Biggs, 1964;
Milmo-Penny Fine Art, Dublin, 1989
Exhibited: Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 1989, number 26;
Milmo-Penny Fine Art, ‘A Second View’, December 2022, number 9.
Literature: Dr S. B. Kennedy, ‘A Retrospective View’, Dublin, 1989

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The realisation that the time had come for a review of Elizabeth's work followed a request from the Court Gallery for inclusion of The Ark in Storm in their exhibition of women artists who had studied under André Lhote. Traditionally known as ‘Man and Mountain’, the 'Ark' title was a little too obvious and therefore open to question. However, in his 1989 catalogue, Brian Kennedy suggests ‘The Ark in Storm’ as an alternative title for another work in the Ark series of paintings but it now appears that this is not the case. The flash of lightning across the mountain in the current painting indicates a storm and provides a more convincing match to the title. With search engines working overtime, other discoveries followed. Noah and his family are now identified in The Images, another work from the Ark series, and a standing figure has been identified as Christ Draped in Purple, a scene from the Passion. The artist’s masterpiece, Our Lady of the Apocalypse, is explored in detail, panel by panel. Another exceptional work, Strange Shore, is presented as a representation of everyday life on Aran and The Sleepers is identified as Aran Women Waiting for Boats. A number of sketches for Elizabeth's last work depicting a keening  scene on the Aran Islands are published for the first time together with rare and important woodcuts from her arrival there in 1935.

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