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The Resource Russell Drysdale : defining the modern Australian landscape, Christopher Heathcote

Russell Drysdale : defining the modern Australian landscape, Christopher Heathcote

Label
Russell Drysdale : defining the modern Australian landscape
Title
Russell Drysdale
Title remainder
defining the modern Australian landscape
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Heathcote
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Russell Drysdale: Defining the modern Australian landscape takes a fresh look at one of the nation's major modern artists, surveying Drysdale's approach to landscape across painting, drawing and photography. Using original research, Christopher Heathcote highlights what the artist saw as urgent issues facing Australia mid-century, revealing the underpinning symbolism of Drysdale's outback imagery. Drysdale's desert scenes are deceptive. Not only do his works directly confront problems in land management and the effects of drought and environmental degradation, we see also images revealing the plight of Australian soldiers in the Second World War, and others referring to the aftermath of the Atomic cataclysm. Drysdale shows deep concern for Aboriginal peoples, positioning Indigenous figures within his paintings to convey his distress at their dispossession. This book also explores Drysdale's efforts to blend landscape painting with surrealism, showcasing many works and photographs connected to his journeys into the Australian interior. Revealing enduring questions about land and environment, Russell Drysdale: Defining the modern Australian landscape confirms Drysdale as a man ahead of his time. Through visual art, he challenged established perceptions of the national landscape
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heathcote, Christopher
Dewey number
759.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1912-1981
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  • Drysdale, Russell
  • TarraWarra Museum of Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drysdale, Russell
  • Landscape painting, Australian
  • Painting, Australian
  • Painting, Modern
  • Painting, Australian
  • Painters
  • Australia
Label
Russell Drysdale : defining the modern Australian landscape, Christopher Heathcote
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 19 October 2013 to 9 February 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000051770960
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781743052396
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations and portraits, mostly in colour
Label
Russell Drysdale : defining the modern Australian landscape, Christopher Heathcote
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalogue published to coincide with the exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 19 October 2013 to 9 February 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000051770960
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781743052396
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations and portraits, mostly in colour

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