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Title

Aqua alta

2008


Artist

Aida Tomescu

Romania, Australia

03 Oct 1955 -


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

2008


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

182.6 x 152.4 x 6.5 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso, blue fibre-tipped pen "Aida Tomescu/ ... 2008".


Credit

Patrick White Bequest Fund 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

331.2008


Artist information

Aida Tomescu

Works in the collection

27


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • Ravel, Niagara Galleries, Richmond, 02 Dec 2008–20 Dec 2008

  • The valley and beyond, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega, 13 Mar 2015–18 Apr 2015


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2008–09, 'Collections: Australian painting', pg. 21-22, Sydney, 2009, 21, 22 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Look, 'A quiet love affair: private passion over 33 years gives birth to a book', pg. 26-29, Sydney, Sep 2014, 28 (colour illus.), 29. extract

Barry Pearce., Aida Tomescu: Ravel, 'Ravel', Richmond, 2008, (colour illus.). not paginated; no catalogue numbers

Laura Pia, Look, 'Infinitely subtle threads: the art of Aida Tomescu', pg. 20-23, Sydney, Mar 2009, 21, 22 (colour illus., detail). NOTE: There is a photo of Tomescu's studio with a number of works from the 'Ravel' exhibition.

Aida Tomescu, Look, 'Aida Tomescu: the art that made me', pg. 14-15, Sydney, May 2015, 14.