His apotheosis occurred at the age of sixteen, when he discovered a book about Van Gogh, an experience he recorded later in the following words: Afterwards came sex and drugs and pop art, but to the teenaged eyes of Martin Sharp and Brett Whiteley, Vincent was the first freewheeler, the first outsider, and possibly the first inkling that art could be a pathway into counterculture.
He also discovered the work of Lloyd Rees, another famous Australian painter who lived nearby. Typically, the viewer is led deeper into the picture by means of minute detail.
He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries, and was twice winner of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes. The final section shows Winston submitting to the Party after his subsequent torture and thus removing any shred of resistance within him.
In the nude portrait of Wendy belowthe influence of both Modigliani and Matisse is evident. While there, he asked his mother to buy him a second hand easel and some books about Augustus John and Jacob Epstein.
In his notes for the catalogue of an exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery in he explained: Society is divided into a class system of Valids who have opportunities and Invalids who are denied legitimate status as members of society. The immediate effect was a heightening of reality in that everything I looked at took on an intensity.
Whiteley had scored his first success as a landscape painter and never forgot his early inspiration in the work of Van Gogh. Heavily influenced by the peace movement and the anti-war protests of the s, he believed that his art could influence decisions regarding the United States' position on the Vietnam War.
It is clear from this account that the young Brett Whitely had a deeply serious side to his nature and was both highly intelligent and mature for his age.
His interests are catholic, and include: After he exhibited widely and won many prizes, including the International Prix at the Paris Biennale.
Gattaca is a selfish, egotistical society where worth, relationships and status is decided by DNA and rights of individuals are meaningless concepts. Brett Whiteley exploited his prodigious talents by living life to the full, depending on a heady mix of alcohol, heroin and sex for inspiration.
His second Archibald prize, Art, Life and the other thingshows his willingness to experiment with different media such as photography and collage. He painted a series of paintings based on these events, including Head of Christie. Only just contained by the edge of the paper the action swells to fill all the available space.
He died of a heroin overdose in June in New South Wales at the age of In his notes to a young painter the mature Whiteley described the process of becoming an artist: The drawing, Shaving off a Secondwell illustrates his powers as a draughtsman and thinker, grappling with the radical ideas of his times.
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This approach was intended to allow Whiteley to speak "in his own words" about his life and art. He was very much influenced by the peace movement at the time and came to believe that if he painted one huge painting which would advocate peace, then the Americans would withdraw their troops from Vietnam."Brett Whiteley, Lavender Bay - Brett Whiteley was an Australian avant-garde artist.
He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries, and. The influences on Brett Whiteley’s art and life were many and varied, from writers, poets and musicians to photographers and painters.
In mono-prints, drawings and paintings, Whiteley paid tribute to Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Bob Dylan and Arthur Rimbaud as subject and.
Brett Whiteley, AO was an Australian artist. He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries, and was twice winner of the Archibald Prize.
He had many shows in his career, and lived and painted extensively in Italy, England, Fiji and the United States.
Brett Whiteley AO (7 Birth place: Sydney, Australia. The Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills was the workplace and home of Australian artist Brett Whiteley (–) Since the Studio has been managed as a.
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–Brett Whiteley. B rett Whiteley was born in Aprila few months before the outbreak of WWII. Like Ginger Meggs, Brett had a mop of red hair and was a bit of a tearaway, but unlike the comic book hero was no Aussie battler, coming from a comfortable middle class background on Sydney’s north shore.Download