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Title

White lines (vertical) on ultramarine

(1970-1973)


Artist

Tony Tuckson

Egypt, England, Australia

18 Jan 1921 - 24 Nov 1973


About

If we consider the several components manifested in a work of art ... foremost is man himself, the artist ... but equally important is the use of his intuitive faculties - the influence of the unconscious.

Tony Tuckson 1964

It is for his later paintings such as 'White lines (vertical) on ultramarine' that Tony Tuckson is admired as one of Australia's finest abstract expressionists. From the late 1950s, he used increasingly simplified forms and restricted colour to concentrate on the act of painting. While absorbing developments in European and American abstraction and admiring the work of fellow Australian artist Ian Fairweather, Tuckson's approach is perhaps most strongly allied to his lifelong interest in Aboriginal and Melanesian art.


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Date

(1970-1973)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

diptych: stryrene-based house paint, polyvinyl acetate and pigment on hardboard


Dimensions

213.5 x 244.6 cm board overall :

a - left panel; 213.5 x 122.3 cm; board

b - right panel; 213.5 x 122.3 cm; board


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Annette Dupree 1976


Accession number

127.1976.a-b


Artist information

Tony Tuckson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

27


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history