Fred WILLIAMS | Water pond in a landscape II

Australia 1927 – Australia 1982
England 1951-56

Water pond in a landscape II 1966
oil on canvas
signed: l.c.
152.5 (h) x 122.0 (w) cm
Private collection
© 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.

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