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Michael Shannon

Landscape of Sydney, 1969

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oil on canvas

151.00 x 122.00

signed and dated l.l.

Provenance:

Previously Ord Minnett (c 1970 to 1997)

Exhibited:

Probably Michael Shannon, Macquarie Galleries, 14 - 26 May, 1969 (where he exhibited 6 paintings titled 'Sydney Landscape');
Probably Michael Shannon, Powell Street Gallery, c. 1980 (where he exhibition 5 paintings titled 'Sydney Landscape')

Literature & references:

Carl Andrew, Michael Shannon, Art and Australia, Vol 12. No. 4, 1975, illus. p. 348:
"Landscape of Sydney, of 1969, although defined in line, is essentially constructed in tone with colour distributed in a unifying way throughout its area. These panoramic paintings, most of hwich depict coastal cities, convey Shannon's real love for cities and his excitement and exhilaration (still partly that of the naive country lad) at seeing man's glittering towers crowded at the edge of a continent and facing the white breakers of the Pacific Ocean. No other Australian has painted such joyous and romantic celebrations of the excitement of cities.";
City / Art, (Heineman Educational Australia, 1978) illus p 42; (as "Landscape of Sydney" 144 x 122cm; and, collection of Ord Minnett);
Morrison, Cross, Miller & McCaughey, 'Michael Shannon - Australian Romantic Realist', retrospective exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2011-2012, see p 87 for a similar work;
For 'Early morning, Sydney' see Morrison Cross Miller, McCaughey, Michael Shannon Australian Romantic Realist, retrospective exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 2011, p. 87, and detail on front cover

Note:

In Shannon's cityscapes of the 1950s an upward perspective tended to prevail. But his 1960 oil 'Urban Panorama' looks out from an artificial height across the urban sprawl in a manner reminiscent of the isometric views in favour in the 19th century - a viewpoint followed in other city paintings of 1961-2. 1968-9 saw a renewed commitment: 'Early morning, Melbourne' won the McCaughey Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1969, with its sweeping view of buildings clustered along the bayside shoreline; 'Early morning, Sydney' (152 x 183) and its companion piece, the above 'Landscape of Sydney', both look south across the city rooftops from, it seems, one of the then new skyscrapers; however the latter with its narrower format includes two tall buildings in the middle ground which accentuate the vertical composition.

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1975

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1981

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1965

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The Pensioner

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1958

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Luna Park

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1957

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1957

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1953

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Lilydale Quarry

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1956

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1985

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Michael Shannon

1967

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1984

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c. 1960

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1970

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