An image of Creation series - Man and the spheres

William Robinson

(Australia 16 Apr 1936 – )

Creation series - Man and the spheres

Other titles:
Creation landscape: Man and the spheres
Location
Not on display
Further information

Though success came to William Robinson in mid-career, he seemed on course from the beginning for a kind of greatness. By no means ignorant of the major progressive movements of his youth and maturity, he chose from an early age to pursue what he saw as the inexhaustible possibilities of representational art. From the giddy temptations of Bonnard and the French domestic intimists, he moved to more robust and greatly more externalised passions - his farm and farmyard animals, his family environment and pastoral vicinity, and eventually the scrubby hills of his Queensland Arcadia depopulated of all but a pantheistic presence. Creation series - man and the spheres puts the case for Robinson's status as an artist of the romantic sublime. A more recent body of panoramic machines has tackled the coastal zone of Australian identity, reflecting the artist's own move from hinterland to seaboard.

Art Gallery Handbook, 1999

Year
1991
Media
Painting
Medium
triptych: oil on linen
Dimensions
triptych: 182.5 x 730.5 cm stretcher overall; 186.6 x 741.0 x 5.0 cm frame overall :
a - Part a; 182.5 x 243.5 cm; stretcher
a - Part a; 186.6 x 247 x 5 cm; frame
b - Part b; 182.5 x 243.5 cm; stretcher
b - Part b; 186.6 x 247 x 5 cm; frame
c - Part c; 182.5 x 243.5 cm; stretcher
c - Part c; 186.6 x 243.5 cm; frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner [panel a], black oil "William Robinson 91". Signed and dated l.r. corner [panel b], blue oil "William Robinson 91". Signed and dated l.l. corner [panel c], brown oil "William Robinson 91".
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1994
Accession number
593.1994.a-c
Copyright
© William Robinson