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Title

Transparent landscape, Rainbow Valley

1997


Artist

Judy Cassab

Australia, Austria, Hungary

15 Aug 1920 - 03 Nov 2015


About

Drawing was central to Cassab’s desert paintings. She made many drawings and watercolours outdoors (en plein air) while observing her subject directly, developing the theme further in the studio, but even the larger canvasses and watercolours made in the studio reveal powerful under-drawings. Cassab’s desert works never lose their link with nature, while at the same time being expressive of abstract qualities of form and colour.

This work was a finalist in the 1997 Dobell Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1997.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2015


Details


Place where the work was made

Rainbow Valley Northern Territory Australia


Date

1997


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

charcoal on thick white wove paper


Dimensions

76.2 x 102.8 cm sheet ; 104.5 x 130.0 x 2.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, charcoal "Cassab 97".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

221.1997


Dobell Prize for Drawing (discontinued)

- 1997


Artist information

Judy Cassab

Works in the collection

62


Place

Where the work was made
Rainbow Valley

Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Contemporary Australian Drawing: 20 years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, ‘Introduction’, pg. 6-14, Sydney, 2012, 10, 63 (illus.), 75.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Drawing conclusions', pg. 14-17, Sydney, Sep 2006, 17.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, ‘The drawings’, pg. 17-142, Sydney, 1997, 141 (illus.). cat.no. 138

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'A fine harvest of drawings: legacy of an exceptional draughtsman', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Nov 2011, 30.