Illumination: The Art of Philip Wolfhagen

Dates & times

Fri 21 February — Sun 6 April 2014

Night BeaconV1

Image: Philip Wolfhagen
Night BeaconV1
2005 oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 210 cm National Gallery of Victoria Collection

 

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A survey of the Tasmanian painter Philip Wolfhagen, whose landscapes establish a midpoint between sweeping Romantic panoramas and flinty abstractions.  Wolfhagen’s motifs, glowing in suggestive darkness or suffused with a mild grey-and-blonde radiance, relate to the far-Southern latitudes of Australia. Substantial in scale and richly impastoed, they relate equally to post-minimal painters like Brice Marden and Sean Scully and to post-Fred Williams and post-Colin McCahon Australasian landscape.

Illumination is a Newcastle Art Gallery and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery travelling exhibition assisted by Australian Government funding through the Australia Council.

http://philipwolfhagen.com/

Study for Winter Solstice 2008

Philip Wolfhagen, Study for ‘Winter solstice’ 2008, oil and beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm, Edwina Jagelman Collection

 

 

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