McCauley's Farm

Kenneth MacQueen, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in Australia in 1935.
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About the Work
'His watercolours are noted for their simplicity, and for their lyrical and decorative qualities. Shape, structure and colour played a dominant role in his art, engendering a bold and dynamic expression which infused vitality into the prevailing academicism of Australian water-colour painting. Macqueen's approach—which strove to reduce the landscape to a formalized, semi-abstract pattern of translucent washes—closely aligned his output with that of leading early-modernist painters. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he attempted to render the landscape in a more direct and expressive manner, accentuating design and rhythm as the dominant elements in his work.'
Image 400 x 465mm
Frame 600 x 740mm
watercolour on paper
Landscape of green fields, fenceline across foreground, blue skies with white fluffy clouds.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased by Dr Robertson on behalf of the Gallery, 1937.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Feb 1937



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