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Title

Across the Harbour

1988

Artist

Elwyn Lynn

Australia

06 Nov 1917 - 22 Jan 1997

  • Details

    Date
    1988
    Media categories
    Drawing , Collage
    Materials used
    collage of canvas, postcard, commercial and handmade paper fragments, synthetic polymer paint, wax on paper
    Dimensions
    41.0 x 33.0 cm sheet; 53.8 x 43.5 x 3.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r.c., pencil "ELWYN LYNN/ 21 April 1988".

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    311.1988
    Copyright
    © Elwyn Lynn. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Elwyn Lynn

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  • About

    Australia’s foremost texture painter, Elwyn Lynn began incorporating extraneous materials into his paintings and works on paper following a visit to Europe in 1958, when he saw the work of Spanish ‘matter’ painters such as Antoni Tàpies.

    Lynn subsequently asserted, ‘All my work grows out of collage.’ He was interested in how ‘the stuff of the environment’ could enrich his work. These various fragments contribute shape and texture to an essentially abstract composition. But they also add suggestive power, triggering imaginative speculation regarding their origins and associations.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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