synthetic polymer paint on canvas
230.0 x 251.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Visual Arts Board Australia Council Contemporary Art Purchase Grant 1975
Not on display
© Estate of Paul Partos
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Group 1 (1968), Gallery A (Sydney), Paddington, 20 Feb 1968 -
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 21 Aug 1968–28 Sep 1968
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 30 Oct 1968–24 Nov 1968
Project 16 - Paul Partos (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Feb 1977–20 Mar 1977
Australian abstraction 1965-1985: from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Dec 2006–25 Jan 2007
Gallery A Sydney Exhibition:
Australian Collection Focus: Tackling THE FIELD, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Sep 2009–29 Nov 2009
The Field Revisited, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 27 Apr 2018–26 Aug 2018
Referenced in 7 publications
Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'Hard work: A new show reminds us of the limitations of colour-field abstraction', pg. 12-13, Canberra, 17 Oct 2009-18 Oct 2009, 12 (colour illus.), 13. Focus room ‘Tackling the field’ exhibition review.
Donald Brook, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Roll up roll up!', pg. 14, Sydney, 22 Feb 1968, 14.
Michael Desmond, Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 'Abstraction', pg. 16-59, Sydney, 2006, 52, 53 (colour illus.).
Charles Green, Fieldwork: Australian art 1968-2002, 'The discursive field: home is where the heart is', pg. 12-15, Melbourne, 2002, 14 (illus.), 25 (colour illus.). Illustration on pg. 14 shows installation photograph of entrance to 'The Field' exhibition, 1968, with Paul Partos' 'Vesta II' in the background.
Elwyn Lynn., The field, Untitled essay, Melbourne, 1968, 54 (colour illus.), 85. cat.no. 50; NOTE: Incorrectly referred to as 'Orphea'
Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, 8, 17 (colour illus.), 18. NOTE: This work features in two black and white installation photographs of the NGV 'The Field' exhibition located on page 3.
Project 16: Paul Partos, Sydney, 1977. cat.no. 3