An image of Black landscape

Brett Whiteley

(Australia, England 07 Apr 1939 – 15 Jun 1992)

Black landscape

Location
Not on display
Further information

The paintings and drawings Brett Whiteley made in Italy and London during 1960-61 and at Sigean in France in 1962 stamped him as a prodigious young talent. In this period, signpost qualities were established for his future development; warm textures and forms which he gleaned from Italian painting and architecture, terrains of abstraction that excited him in contemporary European and American painters and an enduring recollection of the Australian landscape. They reveal a private, experimental side to Whiteley and are among his best work.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Year
1960
Media
Watercolour
Medium
black ink, watercolour, gouache on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
55.8 x 75.8 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated bot. c., ink " Whiteley 60 ".
Credit
Gift of the Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1985
Accession number
8.1985
Copyright
© Wendy Whiteley