Fred WILLIAMS | Hillside

Australia 1927 – Australia 1982
England 1951-56

Hillside 1963-64
oil and tempera on composition board
signed lower right;
signed and inscribed with the title on the reverse
90.5 (h) x 120.5 (w) cm
Private collection
© estate of Fred Williams



Hillsides became and important point of inspiration for Williams while living at Upwey. The curve of the hill in this work concentrates our attention on the edges where earth and sky meet; the defined boundary line softened by the organic, dancing notations of small trees. Williams’s exploration of  geometric structure in this hillside painting was a striking and significant new development in his representation of the landscape.

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