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Title

Red landscape

(1965)


Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982


About

This gouache is the smallest painting from the 'Upwey' series (1965-66), and is also the least formal and most fluid in handling. Its more extensive palette and extreme abstraction may reflect Williams' knowledge of the American abstract expressionists. It also presages Williams' late work, in which he depicts the landscape from above, rather than from the more familiar perspective of the ground.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005


Details


Date

(1965)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

gouache on ivory Arches paper


Dimensions

75.6 x 57.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.


Credit

Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

162.2004


Artist information

Fred Williams

Works in the collection

222


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Celebrating Fred Williams', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Nov 2004, 25 (colour illus.).

Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 176-177, 177 (colour illus.). plate no. 85

James Mollison, A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 110 (colour illus.).