The Fire and the Rose

Gretchen Albrecht, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1984.
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About the Work
"...And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one."
- the last few lines of the final stanza of Little Gidding by poet T.S. Eliot, from which this painting is inspired.
1525 x 3050 mm
acrylic on canvas (two panels)
Painting on a semi-hemisphere shaped canvas. Colour fields shaped almost like a rainbow curve around the centre which is bright red, merging into oranges then yellow on the uppermost curved edge. The semi-hemisphere is constructed of two canvases joined at the centre.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with assistance from the QEII Arts Council, 1986.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
03 Apr 1986



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