Australia 1927 – Australia 1982
Water pond in a landscape II
oil on canvas
152.5 (h) x 122.0 (w) cm
© estate of Fred Williams
Water pond in a landscape II is one of Williams’s maverick paintings where the strangeness of a feature in the natural environment takes on a life of its own. Here the pond is a bold dominant feature in this landscape, a large abstracted shape almost Islamic in its decorative nature.
It is a work that demonstrates Williams’s openness to experimentation and his interest in vibrant, glowing colour that would come to the fore in the following decade.