An image of Brazil no 3

David Aspden

(Australia 01 May 1935 – 26 Jun 2005)

Brazil no 3

Other titles:
Brazil Series No.3, Untitled
Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Further information

This painting was exhibited at the 1971 Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in Brazil, where David Aspden (and Gunter Christmann) represented Australia. Aspden was awarded a gold medal for his body of work, which became known as the 'Brazil' series. With its grand-scale celebration of joyous colour, this series coincided with Aspden’s growing artistic maturity. A key aspect of this was the freeform jigsaw shape that he introduced in order to explore the relationship between colour and space. For Aspden, painting was as much a process as the creation of an all-encompassing colour environment.

Year
(1971)
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
267.0 x 240.0 cm stretcher; 271.0 x 244.5 x 4.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1985
Accession number
2.1985
Copyright
© Karen Aspden