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Artist: Wladyslaw Dutkiewiczoil on board, 1963Photograph by Graeme HastwellLicensed by Viscopy
abstract painting, oil painting, composition, modern art, modernism, expressionism, abstract expressionism, lyrical abstraction, australian, polish, migrant artists, refugees
Adam has a background as an artist and in art criticism and works as a freelance writer on art, exhibition curator, editor and publisher, based in Adelaide, South Australia.
I think this is my favourite so far, anyway…..
Thanks Ben – that’s why I chose it for the cover of the book. I’m sifting through files of what’s already done to see what’s large and good enough quality for RB – I may have to rescan some of the earlier work by Wlad and get some of those dark, moody abstracts by Ludwik too.
– Adam JL Dutkiewicz
Love the colours here.
My late father was a brilliant colourist, one of the most striking features of all his paintings, but especially his masterpieces.
I see you are Perth based – my father stayed in Northam when he first migrated, in 1949; his first paintings in Oz were done in Perth.
Wow what real striking art!
people here don’t really remember him or his art, not much respect. But he was really a giant of modern art in Australia.
Fabulous!! . . .
Fantastic! Such great details and textures. I love the bold use of colors and the dynamics and complexity of the composition. The man was a great artist! How good of you to share it with us through RB!
Thanks Herold and Mark. I will put more images by him up over time.
I just discovered today that this was Wlad’s entry in the Contemporary Art Society of South Australia’s Cornell Prize in 1963 – previously I had seen it in a catalogue from 1970, but it all makes sense now.
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