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JOHN OLSEN – THE YOU BEAUT COUNTRY – A RETROSPECTIVE SHOW OF ONE OF AUSTRALIAS MOST RESPECTED ARTISTS – AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

April 6, 2017

JOHN OLSEN

“Olsen is Australia’s most famous living artist. His instantly recognisable works, dominated by long, wiggling lines and colourful splashes and dots, hang everywhere from Malcolm Turnbull’s office to the Sydney Opera House. In a career spanning more than 60 years, he’s had more than 50 solo exhibitions, has won the Archibald Prize for portraiture (in 2005) and twice won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting (in 1969 and 1985).”

The Sydney Morning Herald

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JOHN OLSEN – THE YOU BEAUT COUNTRY – A RETROSPECTIVE – A POST CARD


 

 

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Man absorbed in Landscape, 1966

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Sydney Sun (or King Sun)  1965

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Still Life 1962

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Diana’s World  1960


 

 

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Spanish Encounter 1960

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Blue Orpheus  1961

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People who live in Victoria Street 1960

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Half past six at the Fitzroy 1963

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Spring 1960

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Journey into the Beaut Country

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Spring in the Beaut country  1961

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Journey into the you beaut country, No.1   1961

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Up and Down the Seaport  1961

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Joie de Vivre  1964-65

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Entrance to the Siren city of the Rat Race  1963

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Entrance to the Seaport of Desire  1964

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Salute to Cerberus 1965

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McEhone Steps  1963

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Five Bells  1963

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Childhood by the Seaport  1965

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Me the gardner  1964

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Love in the Kitchen  1969

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Wattle and Moon  1969

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Pied Beauty  1969

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Chasing bird Landscape   1969

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Dappled Country  1969

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Kitchen by the Sea  1971

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Lake Eyre  1991

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Improvisation on Basho’s Frog  1995

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Spring Frogs  2  –  2006

 

 

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Lake Eyre  1975

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The Simpson Desert approaching the Void  1976

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Dark Void  1976

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The Murray running into Lake Andrina  1975

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River running through a Plain  1982

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Arrival at the Void  1975

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Goyder Channel  1975

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Golden Summer, Clarendon  1983

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Nightfall, When Wattle stains the doubting heart   1980

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A road to Clarendon:Autumn   1985

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Seafood Paella  with a ceiling painting   2007

 

 

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Seafood Paella  2007

 

 

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Summer in the you beaut country

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Pilbara train ( or Hammersley  ore train ) 1982

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Road to Bathurst 1998

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Bathurst Butter 1999

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Lake Erye, the desert sea   X    2010

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Lake Eyre, the channel country  2011

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Donde Voy? Self portraits in moments of doubt  1989

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Calle Estrecha (the narrow street)  1986

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Butcher’s cart, deia de Mallorca   2010

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The shearer’s mattress  2015

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The bushman’s bed 2015


 

 

 

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Popping Bluebottles  2007

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The Bath  1996

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Light Playing with Evolution  1989

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You beaut country: Landscape crawling  2016


 

 

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Sydney harbor  2016


 

 

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squid in its own ink   2015

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Lily Pond at Humpty-Doo  2004

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John Olsen – 2015 – Philip Bacon Galleries  An Interview  -John Olsen discusses his latest exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries, August 2015

 

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PHOTOS:

LEONARD EPSTEIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Comment leave one →
  1. May 8, 2017 8:40 pm

    That’s a very nice effect, I think it would work well for a full page of images – 100% wide. Can I use this effect without giving credit on my own site, as it’s more a of a corporate site and giving credit dosn&e#8217;t look good :] :] Thanks, let me know

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