Deserted Land

Antonio Dattilo Rubbo, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New South Wales, Australia in post 1900.
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Object Detail

Image: 408 x 510mm
oil on canvas
Rubbo was well known for giving his students a good grounding in working with colour. Teaching art in the 1930's was an interesting task as trends fluctuated between the modern and academic styles. This image fluctuates between the intence colour palette of a regional realist artist and the brushwork of an impressionist. It is an example of Rubbo's presumption towards finding a balanced approached to image making through using ones intuition.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Frances Ellis, 1959
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
21 Jul 1959



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