An image of Across the Harbour

Elwyn Lynn

(Australia 06 Nov 1917 – 22 Jan 1997)

Across the Harbour

Location
Not on display
Further information

Australia’s foremost texture painter, Elwyn Lynn began incorporating extraneous materials into his paintings and works on paper following a visit to Europe in 1958, when he saw the work of Spanish ‘matter’ painters such as Antoni Tàpies.

Lynn subsequently asserted, ‘All my work grows out of collage.’ He was interested in how ‘the stuff of the environment’ could enrich his work. These various fragments contribute shape and texture to an essentially abstract composition. But they also add suggestive power, triggering imaginative speculation regarding their origins and associations.

Year
1988
Media
Drawing, Collage
Medium
collage of canvas, postcard, commercial and handmade paper fragments, synthetic polymer paint, wax on paper
Dimensions
41.0 x 33.0 cm sheet; 53.8 x 43.5 x 3.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r.c., pencil "ELWYN LYNN/ 21 April 1988".

Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
311.1988
Copyright
© Estate of Elwyn Lynn