3 April 2001
DAVID KEELING (B. 1951)
signed and dated 'D. Keeling/90' (lower right); inscribed with title and date 'Tasmanian/Landscape/1990' and further titled on gallery label (on the reverse)
oil on linen
76.4 x 106.6 cm
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Acquired from the above by Tony Palmer, Sydney in 1990
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Melbourne, Niagara Galleries, David Keeling, 10-27 October 1990, cat. no. 19
David Keeling constructs intruiging landscape paintings that are informed by Tasmamian regionalism and the great traditions of Italian Renaissance; in particular to this painting Piero della Francesca. His colour and craftmanship are pure Italian Renaissance but his subject matter is the political present.
In the syle of Gainsborough and Glover he paints the Tasmanian landscape plotted, pegged-out and sub-divided by the ever-present developers. The end result is unique; painting of the past inspired by the contemporary political situation in which the artist lives.
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The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July