McWilliam produced his 'Women of Belfast' series from 1971 as a response to the escalation of violence in the Province at that time.
Women of Belfast by F E McWilliam, 1972
© Estate of F E McWilliam
- 57 x 78 x 25 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £9,000)
- Acquired in:
- J R S Smyth
In his treatment of the figure he uses distortion, this time as an expression of extreme emotion. There are some twenty studies in the series; this, one of the largest, shows a woman flung back by the impact of an explosion. Both the force of the composition and the texture of the bronze indicate the agony of the subject, a symbol of all innocent victims of violence.
F.E.McWilliam; by bequest to Mr J.R.S.Smyth, Worcester.