Girl Reading (verso) (c.1930). Philip Naviasky (British, 1894-1983). Oil on board. Pannett Art Gallery.
The present work exemplifies Naviasky’s technique of combining patches of bold, saturated colouring against plain backgrounds in a way that illuminates his subjects. Naviasky’s technical accomplishment can be further appreciated in the way two seemingly different colour choices (back wall and coat) blend as corresponding colours.