An image of Fijian landscape with three women

Ray Crooke

(Australia 1922 – 05 Dec 2015)

Fijian landscape with three women

Location
Not on display
Further information

‘The songs are simple ones … the beauty lies in the extemporising of the patterns, beauty begets beauty and infects the jaded city dweller till he also wants only to lie on some green island, where the tropic moon rises in a velvet sky and the palm sing above the life below’.

Ray Crooke Island Journal 2000

Ray Crooke is renowned for his paintings of tropical landscapes and peoples, having travelled extensively through north Queensland and various Pacific islands. 'Fijian landscape with three women' highlights Crooke’s interest in island life, and his exploration of contour and silhouette, using rich blocks of colour.

Place of origin
Republic of Fiji
Year
circa 1970s
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
60.8 x 70.6 cm stretcher
Signature & date

Signed l.l., black oil "R Crooke". Not dated.

Credit
Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012
Accession number
196.2012
Copyright
© Ray Crooke