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21 November 2019

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‘Dismorr also uses distortion of scale to create a psycho9logical impact, linking her figurative work of this period to her earlier experience with Rhythm and particularly to the writing of Katherine Mansfield who used shifts in size in her short stories to communicate the terror that the powerful can inspire in the powerless’ (Catalogue). This is Ethel Levey 1924. The comparison with Katherine Mansfield is interesting. What is it about this painting that makes it something of a caricature like some/many of the KM stories? The painting is a short story in itself, though not a kind one.

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