In keeping with her time, Pegi Nicol MacLeod developed a personal and innovative style that reflects her interest in modern themes. Her work, full of expression and spontaneity, is characterized by the intensity of colour, metamorphosed forms, rapid movement, and lyrical lines. MacLeod’s urban scenes evoke a sense of vitality and immediacy that is inherent in the modern world. Young Girl at the Window represents the daily activities of communal living of the tenants of an apartment building. The distorted viewpoint, the blending of background with foreground, the lack of focal point, and the compositional chaos animate the work, revealing the artist’s distinct sensibility towards the world around her.
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Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Glenbow Museum, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Musée d'art de Joliette, Louisiana State Museum