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

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.

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4AB
03000 290 900

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