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Title

Scenes on the Death of Nature IV

1986


Artist

Anne Ferran

Australia

10 May 1949 -


About

'This work ought not need me as the artist to make pronouncements about its meaning. For one thing there is in it very little of a personal vision or private sensibility. In their size and scale, their period connotations, their employment of classical conventions, the photographs are … reminiscent of monumental sculpture which is, out of all art forms, the most public … It could be said of these photographs that the language they "speak" is so much a part of our culture that the audience already knows how to interpret them, even if it doesn't "know" that it knows.' Anne Ferran 1987


Details


Date

1986


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

148.5 x 109.5 cm sight; 154.0 x 115.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987


Location

Not on display


Accession number

535.1987


Artist information

Anne Ferran

Works in the collection

10


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, Look, 'Points of view: changing attitudes and approaches in Australian photography 1985-95', pg.17-19, Sydney, Nov 2005, 19.

Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

Claire Armstrong, Art and Australia (Vol. 39, No. 3), 'Anne Ferran: seeing through appearances', pg. 436-443, Sydney, Mar 2002-May 2002, 436-438.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers

Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 262, 263 (illus.).

Sandra Byron and Isobel Crombie, Twenty contemporary Australian photographers - from the Hallmark Cards Australian Photographic Collection, Melbourne, 1990, 39, 31 (illus.).

Sandra Byron, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Photography', pg. 125-135, Sydney, 1988, 131 (illus.).