“Realistic painting has proved to be a blind alley. We have reached the end of that alley and been obliged to turn around and retrace our steps. Now we have started on the new track, and already find it rich in new discoveries.”

Dorrit Black, ‘Speech at the opening of the Modern Group’, 16 March 1932, in Ian North, The art of Dorrit Black, Art Gallery of South Australia and Macmillan Company of Australia, 1979, appendix 2, p 144.


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