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Reaching the stars
1922

Medium
colour lithograph on Japanese paper
Measurements
42.2 × 31.6 cm (image) 54.6 × 37.4 cm (sheet)
Inscription
inscribed in pencil l.l.: L. H. MACK 1922
Accession Number
1996.452
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Lady Grounds, Fellow, 1996
© Courtesy of the artist's estate
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Description
This beautiful work is made up of a series of angular and curved shapes and lines in gold, dark and light blue, black and pink, suggestive of a figure standing on an orb, the earth, with upper body and outstretched arms contained within another series of circles, or planetary stars. The artist explores formal and rhythmic relationships through geometric abstraction, differing surface textures and colour.