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Title

Pure land — Henso

1989

Artist

Max Miller

Australia

1940 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    East Kangaloon New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1989
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    softground etching, aquatint, printed in blue, purple, brown and green ink from five zinc plates on five sheets of white wove paper
    Edition
    2/5
    Dimensions
    99.6 x 249.5 cm platemark overall (irreg.); 106.3 x 253.8 cm sheet overall
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated lower c. part e

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Young Friends of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    25.1990.1.a-e
    Copyright
    © Max Miller

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  • About

    Max Miller studied in Sydney, Florence and London and has exhibited his work since 1970. He is also a distinguished master printer who has worked with many artists including Brett Whiteley, John Olsen and Lloyd Rees.

    Miller has for many years been attracted to Asian art and philosophy, particularly Buddhism, which has informed his artistic sensibility. His principal subject is the Australian landscape; his closely observed drawings of flora and fauna inform his more abstract work. This etching was made by abutting five plates, the composition echoing the format of Japanese screens.

    "His concern… is not only to capture the physical topography of a place or its sense impressions, but to somehow convey the sense of the spirit of the place and to relate this spirit to a much broader understanding of the spirit of the universe". [Sasha Grishin, 'Australian printmaking in the 1990s, artist printmakers 1990-1995', Sydney: Craftsman House, 1997 p.204]

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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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