An image of Chinese mountain

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

Chinese mountain

Other titles:
(Chinese Mountain)
Location
Not on display
Further information

'Chinese mountain' is a fascinating hybrid between visual cultures, made during the formative part of Fairweather's career after he arrived in Melbourne in 1934. The work clearly reflects something of his Asian experience but also his interest in Post-Impressionism, especially the work of Cézanne and Van Gogh. This passion was shared by other local artists including William Frater, Arnold Shore and Lina Bryans, who strengthened Fairweather's growing interest in the movement.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Place of origin
Bulelang, Bali, Indonesia
Year
(1933)
Media
Painting
Medium
oil and gouache on cardboard
Dimensions
48.7 x 59.0 cm board; 61.8 x 69.0 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pencil "I Fairweather". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 2001
Accession number
149.2001
Copyright
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency