An image of Red landscape

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Red landscape

Location
Not on display
Further information

This gouache is the smallest painting from the 'Upwey' series (1965-66), and is also the least formal and most fluid in handling. Its more extensive palette and extreme abstraction may reflect Williams' knowledge of the American abstract expressionists. It also presages Williams' late work, in which he depicts the landscape from above, rather than from the more familiar perspective of the ground.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Year
(1965)
Media
Drawing
Medium
gouache on ivory Arches paper
Dimensions
75.6 x 57.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.

Credit
Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
Accession number
162.2004
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams