(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)
Caresse de l'Astre
- Not on display
- Further information
"Am sending today one package of paintings ... They are also (mostly) without titles - for they really refer (mostly) to nothing in particular - sort of soliloquies - I suppose will have to come under the heading of abstracts."
- Ian Fairweather 1959
The spiritual aspect of the Chinese aesthetic, which encompasses the idea that a finished work should 'emerge' from the sheet, impressed Fairweather profoundly, and directed his method of making pictures.
'Caresse de l'astre' was painted at Bribie Island off the coast of Brisbane, where Fairweather settled permanently in 1953. Around the middle of the decade, his work began to evolve from clear figuration to being almost completely abstract by 1959-60.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000
- Place of origin
- (circa 1959)
- gouache on hardboard
- 73.6 x 97.8 cm board; 82.8 x 108.0 x 6.3 cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed l.r. corner with monogram, black gouache "IF". Not dated.
- Purchased 1959
- Accession number
- © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney