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Metaphysical landscape (To the sound of cicadas) no. 3

oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
136.5 × 240.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Brisbane, Queensland
inscribed in black pen on reverse u.c.: METAPHYSICAL LANDSCAPE (TO THE SOUND OF CICADAS) No 3; 1990 / Oil + Acrylic on canvas 132 x 239 cms / G Bennett. 1990 / One projects onto Landscape what / one thinks one sees (from within in the prison of Language / and cultural conditioning) not what is there / what is there is beyond human conscioness until / it is contained / categorised, limited by language + cultural reference, belief, etc.
Accession Number
Contemporary Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by KPMG Pty Ltd, Fellow, 2004
© The Estate of Gordon Bennett
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Marines and Seascapes Monuments and Memorials Nature
Subjects (specific)
angels (spirits) boats dots flora (plants) rectangles sculpture (visual works) silhouettes trees