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Title

Fijian landscape with three women

circa 1970s

Artist

Ray Crooke

Australia

1922 - 05 Dec 2015

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Fiji
    Date
    circa 1970s
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    60.8 x 70.6 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., black oil "R Crooke". Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    196.2012
    Copyright
    © Ray Crooke. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Ray Crooke

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    ‘The songs are simple ones … the beauty lies in the extemporising of the patterns, beauty begets beauty and infects the jaded city dweller till he also wants only to lie on some green island, where the tropic moon rises in a velvet sky and the palm sing above the life below’.

    Ray Crooke Island Journal 2000

    Ray Crooke is renowned for his paintings of tropical landscapes and peoples, having travelled extensively through north Queensland and various Pacific islands. 'Fijian landscape with three women' highlights Crooke’s interest in island life, and his exploration of contour and silhouette, using rich blocks of colour.

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