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Title

Chinese mountain

(1933)


Artist

Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 - 20 May 1974


About

'Chinese mountain' is a fascinating hybrid between visual cultures, made during the formative part of Fairweather's career after he arrived in Melbourne in 1934. The work clearly reflects something of his Asian experience but also his interest in Post-Impressionism, especially the work of Cézanne and Van Gogh. This passion was shared by other local artists including William Frater, Arnold Shore and Lina Bryans, who strengthened Fairweather's growing interest in the movement.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Other Title

(Chinese Mountain)


Place where the work was made

Bulelang Bali Indonesia


Date

(1933)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil and gouache on cardboard


Dimensions

48.7 x 59.0 cm board; 61.8 x 69.0 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pencil "I Fairweather". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

149.2001


Artist information

Ian Fairweather

Artist profile

Works in the collection

25


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 9 publications

Bibliography


Joanna Capon, Yin-yang : China in Australia, 'The influence of China on Australian art', pg. 47-55, Sydney, 2008, 52 (colour illus.), 53.

Rodney James, Australian artists in Bali: 1930s to now, 'The first and second wave 1930-1990', pg. 8-38, Langwarrin, 2015, 14, 64.

Barry Pearce, Look, 'Ian Fairweather's Chinese encounter', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Aug 2004, 29 (colour illus.), 31.

Jill Sykes, Look, 'The Chinese factor: China's indelible impression on Ian Fairweather', pg. 10-11, Melbourne, Nov 2001, 10 (colour illus.), 11.

Ian Fairweather, 'China and Bali', pg. 18-28, Sydney, 2009, 23 (colour illus.), 246. plate no. 6; cat.no. 17; titled '(Chinese Mountain)'

Fairweather, Australia, 1994, 76 (colour illus.), 142. plate no. 4; Private collection, Melbourne

Hemisphere [vol. 27, no. 1], Sydney, 1982, 57 (colour illus.).

Ian Fairweather, Sydney, 1981, 33, 35 (colour illus.), 220, 231. cat.no. 17, colour plate no. 8; Private collection, Melbourne

Fairweather: a retrospective exhibition, South Brisbane, Jun 1965. cat.no. 65; Pictures from the collection of Mrs. Lina Bryans