(Australia 06 Nov 1917 – 22 Jan 1997)
Across the Harbour
- 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.
- Drawing, Collage
- collage of canvas, postcard, commercial and handmade paper fragments, synthetic polymer paint, wax on paper
- 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".
- Purchased 1988
- Accession number
- © Estate of Elwyn Lynn