(Australia 01 May 1935–26 Jun 2005)
267.0 x 240.0cm stretcher; 271.0 x 244.5 x 4.5cm frame
This painting was exhibited at the 1971 Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in Brazil, where David Aspden (and Gunter Christmann) represented Australia. Aspden was awarded a gold medal for his body of work, which became known as the 'Brazil' series. With its grand-scale celebration of joyous colour, this series coincided with Aspden’s growing artistic maturity. A key aspect of this was the freeform jigsaw shape that he introduced in order to explore therelationship between colour and space. For Aspden, painting was as much a process as the creation of an all-encompassing colour environment.
'Harmonious effects' by John McDonald, pg. 14-15., The Sydney Morning Herald 13 Aug 2011-14 Aug 2011, 13 Aug 2011-14 Aug 2011, 14, 15 (colour illus.). Article appears in 'Spectrum' supplement
Robert Raymond (Australia, b.1922) (Author), 52 views of Rudy Komon, Sydney, 1999, 164.
'Splendid paintings in St. John's Cathedral' by Dr Gertrude Langer, pg. 20., The Courier Mail 29 Sep 1979, 29 Sep 1979, 20.
Patrick McCaughey (Northern Ireland; Australia, b.1943) (Author), David Aspden paintings 1971-75, Melbourne, 1976.
Patrick McCaughey (Northern Ireland; Australia, b.1943) (Author), Ten Australians: Europe 1974/1975, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Melbourne, 1975, (illus.). cat.no. 1; titled 'Brazil Series No.3'; Lent by David Aspden, Sydney; dated 1971; not paginated
'A showcase for the world's art' by David Ranklin., Sunday Australian 19 Dec 1971, 19 Dec 1971. Refers to the winning prize, not specifically this work.
St John's Cathedral, Brisbane (Australia) (Author), David Aspden, Brisbane, 1971, 3 (illus.). cat.no. 1
Rudy Komon Art Gallery (Australia, estab. 1958, closed 1984) (Author), David Aspden, Sydney, 1971. cat.no. 3
'The dynamiting of the picture - David Aspden's paintings' by Noel Hutchison, pp. 224-233., Art and Australia Dec 1971, Dec 1971, 224 (col. illus.), 233. Illustrated and referred to as 'Untitled' 1971.
Anne Ryan (Australia) (Curator), Helen Campbell (Australia) (Assistant Curator), David Aspden: the colour of music and place, Sydney, 2011, cover (colour illus., detail), 9, 16 (caption), 17 (colour illus.), 81, 88.
Terry Smith (Author), Australia: XI Bienal de São Paulo 1971: Gunter Christmann, David Aspden, Canberra, 1971, n.pag. (colour illus.).
David Aspden (1971), Rudy Komon Art Gallery, 09 Jun 1971–23 Jun 1971.
Ten Australians (1974-6), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 Dec 1975–04 Jan 1976.
David Aspden: paintings 1971-75 (1976), Monash University Gallery, 07 Sep 1976–04 Oct 1976.
David Aspden (1979), St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, 21 Sep 1979 -.