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An image of The waterfall, Tasmania by Lloyd Rees
Alternate image of The waterfall, Tasmania by Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

Title
The waterfall, Tasmania
Year
1982
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

121.8 x 152.2 cm stretcher; 148.5 x 178.0 x 8.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, blue oil "L REES 82".
Credit
Purchased 1982
Accession number
243.1982
Copyright
© A & J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

"I have come to the point of looking at each picture as a new adventure. In some cases I have thrown turpentine over the whole picture and have let everything run together, and where I've wanted to get the feeling of sky I have used the ball of my hand, which I would not have done in the past. I worked rather furiously on these.

If there is one thing I want now it is for my paintings to be light right through. One of the great things the Impressionists did, probably not consciously, was to bring back what the great fresco schools of Italy had achieved, the sense of the painting being on a light background. This is what I am trying to do here, to make the lightness of the canvas the dominating thing."
- Lloyd Rees 1982

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (5)

Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Australian 20th Century Art', pg. 71-89, Sydney, 1984, 79 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 47 (illus.). cat.no. 55

Lou Klepac, Affinities: Brett Whiteley & Lloyd Rees, 'Introduction', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 2001, 8.

Barry Pearce., Older Australian masters: an exhibition of works by major Australian artists executed in the later years of their careers, 'Preface', Sydney, 1991, front cover (colour illus.). not paginated, no catalogue numbers

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth and paradise', pg. 283-284, Sydney, 2000, 287 (colour illus.), 301.

Exhibition history (6)

Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986

Lloyd Rees: lumiere du bout du monde, Printemps Haussmann, Paris, 20 May 1987–20 Jun 1987

Older Australian masters: an exhibition of works by major Australian artists executed in the later years of their careers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 Mar 1992–12 Apr 1992

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Affinities: Brett Whiteley & Lloyd Rees (2001), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 10 Feb 2001–08 Jul 2001

Whiteley & Rees: more affinities (2006):