Bird Men and Pots by Edward Burra

Burra was interested in plays, films and fiction that were strong in observation of human behaviour and set in interiors heavy with atmosphere.


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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Hove Museum & Art Gallery 19 New Church Road, HOVE East Sussex BN3 4AB 03000 290 900

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