Artwork Title: Self Portrait - Artist Name: Jean Cooke (Jean Bratby)

Self Portrait

Jean Cooke (Jean Bratby), 1954

"Cooke was in her late twenties when she painted this self-portrait.... ‘Spare and lyrical’ is a term that keenly evokes this c.1955 self-portrait. Here, a disquietingly intense female figure is seen against a thinly-applied, greyish-yellow background. The work has obsessive notes of quite shocking freshness within a rather cool, abstract overall composition. The dark top or sweater, the long, brown hair, the huge, staring eyes, boldly ..."
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