(1967); dated (1964)
- oil and tempera on canvas
- 108.0 × 132.8 cm
- Place/s of Execution
- Upwey, Melbourne, Victoria
- inscribed in black paint l.r.: Fred Williams.
typed in red and black on paper label on reverse c.: Artist. Fred Williams. / Title. Dark Hillside. 1964. / Medium. Tempera & oil on canvas. 52" x 42"
- Accession Number
- Australian Painting
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004
© Estate of Fred Williams
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
- Gallery location
- Gallery 10
Level 2, NGV Australia
In Dark hillside Williams’s calligraphic rendition of trees on the edge of the hill as a sequence of dots and dashes is highlighted against a luminous blue-green sky. The dramatic curve of the hillside is counterbalanced against the verticals of the trees and horizontals of fallen trunks, while the flattened pictorial space of the painting, a distinctive feature of the artist’s work originally borrowed from Paul Cézanne, offers the possibility of several viewpoints.