Still life with poppies, calla lilies and fruit signed and dated 'Irma Stern / 1935' (lower left) gouache on card 50.5 x 39.5cm (19 7/8 x 15 9/16in). unframed
"It is given to very few to see the soul of things. Therefore, the flowers that Irma Stern paints are not flowers we see and enjoy. They are living things whose form and colours tell of a life and joy that is their own... Her vivid and fiery colours, her fresh and bold lines speak of South Africa in a universal language."
BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Berman, Remembering Irma, Irma Stern: A memoir with letters, (Cape Town, 2003), pp. 44-45