Burra was interested in plays, films and fiction that were strong in observation of human behaviour and set in interiors heavy with atmosphere.
Bird Men and Pots by Edward Burra, 1947
© Estate of the artist c/o Lefevre, London
- Watercolour Dimensions: 82 x 57 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,000 ( Total: £16,000)
- Acquired in:
In this work, the steeply-raked floor, deep recession and grand architecture are all consistent with these interests. They accentuate the physical and psychological proximity of the mysterious foreground figures who, swathed and witch-like, appear to be engaged in some sinister ritual.
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