Travelling Pink Line, 1995 inscribed 'ILDIKO KOVACS / "TRAVELLING" / PINK LINE' verso; dated '1995' verso oil on plywood 240 x 240cm (94 1/2 x 94 1/2in).
PROVENANCE: Purchased from the artist, October 1995
EXHIBITED: Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 14 February - 4 March 1996; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 17 April - 12 May 1996; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 24 May - 23 June 1996; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 September - 20 October 1996, cat. no. 13 Ildiko Kovacs: Down the Line 1980-2010, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Gymea, Sydney, 14 May - 3 July 2011
LITERATURE: Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, exh. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1996, cat. no. 13, p. 14 (illus.) Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Ildiko Kovacs: Down the Line 1980-2010, exh. cat., Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Gymea, 2011, p. 50
'The experience she gained from these paintings seems to have boosted her powers of invention to new heights as subsequent works such as Travelling Pink Line (1995) and Mount Warning (1995) prove. Manipulating the pitch of colours with extraordinary acuity, confident in her control of spatial illusion, unerring in her judgment of scale, in quest of the trans-cultural and the archetypal in her imagery, exhorting her lines to rear up and dance, Ildiko Kovacs is now 'the complete painter', and things come together in her work in a truly electrifying way.'
Terrence Malloon 'The Painter As Dancer', Ildiko Kovacs: Down the Line 1980-2010, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre, Gymea, 2011, p. 7
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