Albert Tucker Marking the Past

29 February 16 August 2020
Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Lili Belle Birchall
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After moving to the village Noli on the Italian Riviera in 1952, Albert Tucker began to paint religious scenes inspired by the art of the past. Biblical narratives provided him with a means to investigate human values and morals and questions around ‘good and evil’—a continuing theme throughout his life’s work.

This exhibition presents a selection of Tucker’s religious paintings alongside his wounded landscapes, explorers and drawings he made during the war of injured and shell-shocked soldiers. The intersecting themes across these diverse subjects demonstrate his ongoing interest in the impact of physical, spiritual, and psychological wounds on the human condition.

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
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