Fred WILLIAMS | Forest

Australia 1927 – Australia 1982
England 1951-56

Forest 1960-61
oil on composition board
signed lower left, in brown oil " Fred Williams "
89.5 (h) x 77.0 (w) cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2006
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2006.385
© estate of Fred Williams


By the early the 1960s Williams’s work became progressively more abstract. There is rich ambiguity in the screen-like vertical forms in this taut composition In the striking combination of broad and narrow vertical lines and subtleties of tonal colour the artist simultaneously abstracts from nature and evokes the idea of the dense forest.

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