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Title

Black landscape


Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992


About

The paintings and drawings Brett Whiteley made in Italy and London during 1960-61 and at Sigean in France in 1962 stamped him as a prodigious young talent. In this period, signpost qualities were established for his future development; warm textures and forms which he gleaned from Italian painting and architecture, terrains of abstraction that excited him in contemporary European and American painters and an enduring recollection of the Australian landscape. They reveal a private, experimental side to Whiteley and are among his best work.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

1960


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

black ink, watercolour, gouache on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

55.8 x 75.8 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated bot. c., ink " Whiteley 60 ".


Credit

Gift of the Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8.1985


Artist information

Brett Whiteley

Works in the collection

84


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 7 publications

Bibliography


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

Lou Klepac (Editor), Rees - Whiteley, On the Road to Berry, Melbourne, 1993, 16. cat.no. 41

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian watercolours 1880s to 1990s, Sydney, 1995, 87 (illus.), 123. plate no. 78

Barry Pearce, Genesis of a Painter: The early abstractions of Brett Whiteley, 'Genesis of a painter: The early abstractions of Brett Whiteley', pg. 2-3, Sydney, 1998, 4. cat.no. 26

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Landscape and gesture', pg. 239-240, Sydney, 2000, 246 (colour illus.), 302.

Robert Raymond, 52 views of Rudy Komon, Sydney, 1999, 164.

Kathie Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: A sensual lilne 1957-67, Victoria, 2010, 236, 237 (colour illus.). cat.no. CC9