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Untitled portrait

Date made: 1940

Artist: Dachinger, Hugo

Description: Portrait painted by artist Hugo Dachinger whilst interned at Mooragh Internment Camp in Ramsey, 1940. The artist has painted on a sheet of newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph & Morning Post', dated Friday 27th September 1940. It shows a clean shaven young man looking to his left with strong blue eyes. He wears a blue top under a brown jacket. We believe it is probably a fellow internee.

We do not know whether Dachinger chose to paint on newspaper as this was all he had access to, or whether it was a deliberate artistic decision. Painting on found materials and newspaper had become popular with artists in the early twentieth century, beginning with the Cubist movement.

Measurements: overall: 61 x 44 cm

Materials: Watercolour on paper

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2002-0146

Subject tags : #ArtGallery


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