The Harbour from McMahons Point

Australia, 1982

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “The Australian eye V”.
Strong and rhythmic, rich in detail, this painting comes from Lloyd Rees’ middle period and gives a feeling of intimacy and involvement with its subject. The artist refers to it in the film as “basically a draughtsman’s picture” and gives his personal comments on its composition. The film reveals the range of Lloyd Rees’ work and his architectural strength and ends with his Turneresque late landscapes, while the sound-track is enhanced by his comments on the problems of plein-air painting and thoughts on the importance of drawing.

Credits

director

David Muir

producer

Malcolm Otton

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:09:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32858

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Rees, Lloyd, 1895-1988

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

People → Rees, Lloyd, 1895-1988

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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