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Title

Fijian landscape with three women

circa 1970s


Artist

Ray Crooke

Australia

1922 - 05 Dec 2015


About

‘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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Republic of 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


Artist information

Ray Crooke

Works in the collection

6