Howard Taylor1918 - 2001 Tree Fork Fragment 1997
- oil on canvas
Howard Taylor is acknowledged as one of the most significant Australian artists of the last century.
For Taylor, painting offered the means to explore the processes of visual perception that allow the eye to register an infinite range of subtlety and depth in light, colour and volume as they exist in the observable natural world.
His interest centred on a simple but compelling idea: 'that the object seen in space is a fundamental aspect of vision, and if it can be understood visually and painted convincingly on the flat surface of the canvas, one is getting to grips with the painter's vision'. Howard Taylor, quoted in Art & Australia Volume 39, no3, 2002, p. 389