Search results

Refine results by

Year level
Resource type
Learning area

Refine by topic

Listed under:  Arts  >  Art movements  >  Modern art  >  Abstract art
Image

'Painting', 1958

This is a painting in synthetic polymers by Ralph Balson (1890-1964). Made in 1958 and measuring 137.0 cm x 137.0 cm, the painting consists of an all-over pattern of black, blue and white daubs of paint that are spaced more or less evenly across the entire image. A number of these daubs, particularly the white units, have ...

Image

'Cream filling; phew, finger ring', 1971

In this acrylic painting by Richard Larter, 12 separate pictures are interspersed with multicoloured abstract designs. Painted onto the canvas to look like cut-outs are: a woman's face drawn in comic-book style; Elvis Presley singing into a microphone; two topless women; Friedrich Nietzsche; a skull, Mick Jagger singing; ...

StillImage

Laminated glass sculpture, 'The Beginning of the End', c1995

This is a glass collage exploring the theme of birth and the intensity of life through a chaotic and colourful juxtaposition of glass assembled then fired. the panel is: 86.5 cm x 24.0 cm.

Image

Howard Taylor: 'No horizon', 1994

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the painting 'No horizon' by Howard Taylor (1918-2001). Included is a video with audio commentary interpreting the painting, its style and meaning, and information about the artist's career. Additional information about his ideas and method of working ...

Teacher resource

ArtsPOP: Visual arts

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan and implement a visual arts program called 'Abstractable me' that looks at creating and responding to abstract art in primary art lessons. It describes a visual arts program implemented in a year 5 class that involved students investigating the life and work of Pablo ...

Teacher resource

ArtsPOP: Classroom advice

This resource provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains professional learning and development information and materials to support the management and integration of the arts curriculum under the topics: Managing space, Managing ...

Image

'Silver and grey', 1969

This is an oil painting measuring 137.2 cm x 152.3 cm by Fred Williams (1927-82), dated 1969. The largely abstract landscape shows a number of variously shaped and sized patches and strokes of colour set against an all-over off-white background. In the upper half of the work are two long converging lines that extend almost ...

Image

'Metal sculpture', c1974

This is a metal sculpture, measuring 122.5 cm x 63.0 cm, made in about 1974 by Robert Klippel (1920-2001). It consists of a large number of variously sized metal shapes and rods joined together to form an open, see-through construction. The sculpture consists of a box-form base made from straight metal rods, and two vertical ...

Image

'The message arrives', 1995

This is an oil painting made in 1995 by James Gleeson (1915-). Measuring 131.5 cm x 177.5 cm, this largely abstract work is a swirling mass of organically shaped images and forms arranged around the irregular white shape at the centre of the work. These images and forms, which are largely off-white, grey and blue-grey in ...

Image

'Subway escalator', 1953

This is a tempera painting by Frank Hinder (1906-92), dated 1953. Measuring 92.8 cm x 72.5 cm, this largely abstract work is dominated by a centrally placed lozenge-shaped unit consisting of a mass of variously sized and blue-coloured crystalline shapes. This central unit runs diagonally from the bottom right to the top ...

Image

'Dead Goebbels he say', 1971

This is an oil painting made in 1971 by Richard Larter (1929-). Measuring 123.5 cm x 185.0 cm, the work consists of a number of faces and figures that have been appropriated from newspapers and magazines and arranged informally on a flat surface. One of the images of the men (upper right) wears a military cap and is gesticulating ...

Image

'Wendingen' journal cover by El Lissitzky, 1921

This is an art journal titled 'Wendingen' with a lithograph cover designed by El Lissitzky in 1921. The journal, which measures 32.7 cm x 33.2 cm x 0.5 cm, has a coloured, illustrated cover bound with fine string punched through six holes in the spine. The cover image features a geometric design in red, black, grey and ...

Video

Tuckson, 1988: Passionate painter

This clip shows scenes of a gallery displaying the artworks of Australian painter Tony Tuckson. These scenes are accompanied by lively classical music, and a narrator identifies defining elements of Tuckson's painting style. This is followed by voice-over commentary by a friend or associate of Tuckson. This commentary is ...

Image

'Organised line to yellow', c1933

This is an early Australian abstract oil painting by Sam Atyeo. Close to the outside edge a flowing dark line encloses a rounded rectangle, inside which a similar line half-repeats the circuit before twisting across itself eight times, after which it and a third line rise to form two symmetrically arranged, bending shapes. ...

Image

'Woman (Annunciation)', c1939

This painting by Grace Crowley is a cubist-inspired depiction of a seated partly naked woman who looks out at the viewer. Her elongated right arm and the right side of her chest and face are painted fairly naturalistically, while the rest of her is suggested by semi-geometric shapes of different colours. Some of those shapes ...

Teacher resource

Making meaning through text, images and audio - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge involved in planning and teaching a unit of English in which students learn to analyse and create multimodal texts. The resource provides video ...

Image

Ian Fairweather: 'Monastery', 1961

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Monastery' by Ian Fairweather and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The abstract painting ...

Image

Roy De Maistre: 'New Atlantis', c1933

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'New Atlantis' by Roy De Maistre and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The abstract painting ...

Moving Image

James Cant: 'Objects in the landscape', 1936

This resource includes an enlargeable image, with corresponding catalogue information, of the surrealist painting 'Objects in the landscape' by James Cant (1911-82). There is also a video with audio commentary, onscreen text on the artist's career and an interpretation of the painting. Cant was influenced by Surrealism, ...

Moving Image

Ian Fairweather: 'Shalimar', c1962

This resource includes an enlargeable image, with corresponding catalogue information, of the painting 'Shalimar' by Ian Fairweather (1891-1974). There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text providing information on the artist's career and an interpretation of the artwork.