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Title

Burnt landscape, Upwey no 2

(1968)

Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982

  • Details

    Other Title
    Landscape
    Date
    (1968)
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    54.0 x 73.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Professor Douglas Joseph 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    282.1990
    Copyright
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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    At the end of 1968, bushfires swept through the Dandenongs, one stopping less than one hundred meters from the Williams family home at Upwey. It was a terrifying experience that Williams recalled later as like 'living in a war'. However, the fires bore fruit artistically, as he devoted the rest of the year to works depicting the effects of the fire and its aftermath. In 'Burnt landscape, Upwey no. 1' and 'Burnt landscape, Upwey no. 2' the unaccustomed scale of the transformed landscape is revealed, its undergrowth stripped and its trees burnt away or laid bare by the flames.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

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