Arnold Machin St John the Baptist c.1944
Eileen Agar Angel of Anarchy 1936-40
The relationship here is, most obviously, one of contrast. The Machin is traditional in both its subject matter and treatment while the Agar uses an unorthodox process of wrapping and covering up for her 'angel of anarchy'. Because of their dates, these two works sit in a room with paintings and sculptures that both depict and express reactions to the second world war. The aesthetic contrast here echoes, perhaps, widely ranging differences in emotional responses to the war.