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Title

You Yangs landscape number 2

1963-1966

Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982

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  • Details

    Other Titles
    You Yangs landscape, Number 2
    Pale Hillside
    Places where the work was made
    Upwey Victoria Australia
    Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Date
    1963-1966
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, engraving, drypoint, black ink on Arches paper
    Edition
    2/9
    Dimensions
    26.7 x 20.9 cm platemark; 39.3 x 31.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1967
    Location
    20th-century galleries (ground floor)
    Accession number
    DA19.1967
    Copyright
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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    Fred Williams

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    Works in the collection

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    In his celebrated prints of the Australian landscape,
    Fred Williams deployed a range of lyrical marks on an empty
    ground, creating a graphic language that conjured the
    teeming vastness of the bush. His distinct interpretation of
    the continent was closer to the experience of being within
    its unenclosed spaces, rather than merely looking at them.

    From 1957, Williams made trips to the countryside outside
    of Melbourne to observe the land and distil its essential
    elements. In these prints, he lifts the horizon line, so the
    terrain extends and feels immense. His fast and direct
    mark-making evoked the rough textures of the bush and
    its endless variety of idiosyncratic forms.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Melbourne, Upwey

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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