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Title

Across the Harbour

1988


Artist

Elwyn Lynn

Australia

06 Nov 1917 - 22 Jan 1997


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.


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


Artist information

Elwyn Lynn

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history