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Pure land — Henso



Max Miller


1940 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    East Kangaloon New South Wales Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    softground etching, aquatint, printed in blue, purple, brown and green ink from five zinc plates on five sheets of white wove paper
    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

    Purchased with funds provided by the Young Friends of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1990
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Max Miller

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    Artist information
    Max Miller

    Works in the collection


  • 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

Other works by Max Miller

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