Albert Tucker Marking the Past

30 June 2020 14 March 2021
Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Lili Belle Birchall
Adult $20 / Concession $15 / Children under 16 FREE
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Albert Tucker, Mourning Disciples 1955, oil on composition board, 78.5 x 127 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Donated through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program by Barbara Tucker 2015, Courtesy of Smith & Singer Fine Art, © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation

While living in Italy in the 1950s Albert Tucker embarked on a new chapter in his artistic practice. Inspired by early Christian and Renaissance art, he painted biblical narratives about resurrection, rebirth and overcoming adversity. It was a time of self-discovery that led him to explore the Australian landscape from a new perspective, relating the fissures of the outback to the idea of physical and emotional scars. It was only years later that he recognised a link between these works and his drawings of traumatised World War II soldiers. This exhibition presents a selection of Tucker’s religious paintings alongside his wounded landscapes, explorers and earlier studies of soldiers, drawing aesthetic and conceptual connections between these bodies of work.

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