An image of The waterfall, Tasmania

Lloyd Rees

(Australia 17 Mar 1895 – 02 Dec 1988)

The waterfall, Tasmania

Not on display
Further information

"I have come to the point of looking at each picture as a new adventure. In some cases I have thrown turpentine over the whole picture and have let everything run together, and where I've wanted to get the feeling of sky I have used the ball of my hand, which I would not have done in the past. I worked rather furiously on these.

If there is one thing I want now it is for my paintings to be light right through. One of the great things the Impressionists did, probably not consciously, was to bring back what the great fresco schools of Italy had achieved, the sense of the painting being on a light background. This is what I am trying to do here, to make the lightness of the canvas the dominating thing."
- Lloyd Rees 1982

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

oil on canvas
121.8 x 152.2 cm stretcher; 148.5 x 178.0 x 8.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, blue oil "L REES 82".

Purchased 1982
Accession number
© A & J Rees. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney