Collection

Children in the square
Pauline Thompson

1984

Pauline Thompson
b.
28 Nov 1942
Title:
Children in the square
Production date:
1984
Accession No:
85/4
Measurements:
379 x 570mm
Media:
Lithograph on paper

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Around the same time as she made these prints, Pauline Thompson was painting street scenes of Auckland with softly diffused pinkish light. She says that the quality of light in her work has symbolic significance, which comes from her belief in Sufism. Sufism is a Mohammedan mysticism which teaches the unity of all religions, and the necessity for reconciling opposites so that people can live in harmony with each other and with nature.